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Anna Braster or Diener was born about 1700 probably in Bissingen an der Teck, Wurttemberg, Germany.  Her father's name is given as Hannss Braster or Diener in the Luther records of the church at Bissingen an der Teck, FHL film #1055843 1612-1774. It does say there is additional information in the original document.  Perhaps he had changed his name and was currently known as both Braster and Diener.  It does not seem to be that it couldn't be read and these were the two possibilities.  Her mother is unknown.

 Anna Braster or Diener wed Johannes Kautter on Feb. 10, 1722 in Bissingen an der Teck.  This and most of the following documentation is from the Western European church Records Compilation from LDS.  I  have a copy of the original written records I can read Hannes Brasst then it gets hard, but I can't make out a Diener though there are a number of German words in old texts that I cannot read. .

The wedding to Anna was Johannes 2nd marriage On the marriage record he is noted to be a widower. .  The father's name is always given on a first marriage, but not the 2nd.  Thus I don't know his father's name. 

A Maier Genealogy was written in the 1930's while a family member was living in Germany. He studied and made copies of the original church records.  The Maier family dates back to 1555. Almost all the people listed were born, married and died in Bissingen an der Teck.  I also have a copy of the church records of Bissingen The handwriting is in old German and the spelling varies but the detail matches what had been discovered in the 1930s.

The church records found on the FHL Film list  6 known children of Johannes Kautter and Anna, all girls.  They were:
1. Maria Ursula Kautter  born April 7, 1723 I have a copy of the original church records
2.  Anna Barbara Kautter born 1724
3.  Anna Maria Kautter born 1726
4.  Anna Kautter born 1729
5.  Dorothea Kautter born 1733
6.  Elisabetha Margaretha Kautter born 1737

In the area around Stuttgart, there are 3 towns that could fit the name "Bissingen". They are Bissingen, Bisingen, and Bissingen an der Teck. After a careful study of the 1930's document came to believe it is the Bissingen an der Teck. We eventually visited the lovely village and found we were right.  Close by there is a Dettingen unter Teck. It is the home of other relatives. These villages are south east of Stuttgart.

The village is surrounded by farm fields and orchards. Most people in the village worked the crops.  We assume Johannes did also.  We don't know when Anna or Johannes Kautter died he died but it would have been after 1737


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        1. When and where was Anna born?
        2. Who was her mother
        3. What is the "or Diener" business about
        4. When did Anna die?

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