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Maria Ursula Kautter was born April 7, 1723 in Bissingen, Wurttemberg, Germany. A Maier Genealogy was written in the 1930's while a family member was living in Germany. All of this information came from that document. However, I also have a copy of the church records of Bissingen. Her parents are listed as Johannas Kautter and Anna Braster/Diener.  The CD data base clearly states the hypenated name, with "there is additional information in the original records".  I will check the originals and see if a reason is given for the two names.  It was known to have a family change their name for a variety of reasons.  Some times inheritance would go to the wife, if the family used her birth name and not her husband.  There may be other reasons also.  I'll correct as I learn more.  The handwriting is in old German and the spelling varies but the detail matches what had been discovered in the 1930s.

Maria Ursula Kautter married Johann Michael Maier on Nov. 3, 1744 in Bissingen, Wurttemberg, Germany.

Maria Ursula and Johann Michael Maier had eight known children, all born in Bissingen.
1. Maria Barbara born Nov.29, 1745. She married Philipp Marklin.
2. Cyriakus born March 25 1747 and died August of that same year.
3. Johannes born Feb 27, 1748. He married Rosine Schempp.
4. Anna Dorothea born October 22, 1749 and died in 1763.
5. Anna Maria born Jan. 17, 1753 and died in 1755.
6. Cyriakus born Oct 10 1754 married a different Rosine Schempp.
7. Johann Friedrich born Dec 4, 1756 and died the next fall.
8. Johann Friedrich
born Oct 13, 1759 married Sofia Barbara Bonz.

Only half the children made it to adulthood. It is curious, and I haven't worked it out yet, but sons #3 and 6 each married Rosine Schempp.  I must believe they were cousins. All surviving children had there own families while Johann and Maria Ursula could enjoy them.

Johann Michael Maier died Jan 6, 1793.  Maria Ursula Kautter Maier lived another 12 years.  She died January 24, 1805.

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 we believe it is the Bissingen an der Teck. Close by there is a Dettingen unter Teck. It is the home of other relatives. These villages are south east of Stuttgart.


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