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The Hartmann family can be traced in Gellershausen bei Wildungen, Waldeck region of Germany to at least mid 1700s.  Extended family is well documented in the Waldeckische Ortsippenbucher Band 62.  (Hochgrebe, Heinrich; Waldeckischer Geschichtsverein e.V. Bad Arolsen; 1998. History of the village of Gellershausen. It contains an index of family surnames and data taken mostly from Church records. Written in German. Scott Hanson directed me to the resource and a wonderful distant cousin, Christa, hand carried a copy to me in the US.  I am very grateful!

Gellershausen is one of 13 small villages that make up the administrative community of Edertal.  During the 18th century Gellershausen was in the small Principality of Waldeck.  Waldeck continues as a small city north of Edertal.  Waldeck and the Edertal communities are now part of Hesse Germany.  They lie in the northwest of Hesse and about 40 kilometers southwest of Kassel.  They are in the foothills and forests of the low Kellerwald mountain range.

Johannette Kruhofer was born on Jan 19, 1772 probably in Alt-Wildungen.  Her parents were Johann Jacob Kruhofer, a "distinquished hunter"  is the best translation I can come up with for (herrschaftlicker Jaeger) and Christiana Sophia Francisca Pezer.  Both of Alt-Wildunger, now a part of Bad Wildungen, Due east from Gellershausen.

She married Henrich Hartmann on Aug.5, 1803.  He was from Gellershausen.  The couple lived and raised their children in the small village.   Henrich Hartmann was a Glebe in the village, the town administrator.  A position of importance.

The couple had the following children, dates are given as found in the Ortsippenbucher, day.month.year

			1. Johann Henrich Hartmann born 19.3.1804.  He died less than a year later on 18.2.1805
2. Johannette Marie Elisabeth Hartmann born 6.3.1806. She married Carl Berthold in Arolsen
3. Carl Hartmann,
born 29.6.1809. He married Wilhelmine Fuchs of the same village.
4. Carl Heinrich Wilhelm born 21-8-1811. He died when 7 1/2 years old on 16.1.1819

Henrich Hartmann died in Sept of 1830. Johannette Kruhofer Hartmann lived another 9 years. She died 17.6.1839. I believe they were both buried in the
church cemetery.


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