From Andy Liederley:
Below some data ref.to the Zucker family from Breitenau,Germany
Anna Luise Zucker b.26.07.1875, Trankebar, S.India,
d. 05.11.1962 Fort Wayne, IN.
m. 05.11.1896 Fort Wayne,IN. Ernst Ludwig Fuerbringer
f. Johann Friedrich (Fritz) Zucker (missionary/prof..theol.).Fort
b.02.09.1842 Breitenau, Wttbg. Germany
d. 13.09.1927 Fort Wayne,.
(son of pastor Friedrich Wilhelm Zucker/Sophia Regina Anna Pfeiffer)
married Marie Kremmer, b.o3.07.1857 Madras (now Chennai) S.India
d.17.08.1947 Fort Wayne,IN
The original of the attached copy document was found by Andy Liederley in the archives of the Leipzig Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Leipzig in 1994.
"Heimathschein" - Certificate of Home-Residence
The undersigned Royal Upper-Court confirms to the pastors-widow Mrs. Anna Sophia Carolina Zucker from Breitenau, 48 years old and her eight children: Friederika Babetha Kunigunde, 22 years old Sophia Wilhelmina Dorothea, 21 years old/August Markus, 19 years old, Johann Friedrich, 18 years old/Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 16 years old Albert Christoph Carl, 14 years old/ Adolph Heinrich Paulus 12 years old and Elise, 7 years old - for the purpose of residence in Erlangen*, that they have by descent the quality of Bavarians (Beyern) and have the right to reside in the community of Breitenau. Feuchtwangen,
10. August 1860 - Royal Court (Signature)
Authentication: Erlangen, 29-Dec.1868 The Magistrate (Signature)
*A University Town with Faculty of Theology in Bavaria(S.Germany) N.B. Johann Friedrich (underlined) went to India as missionary in 1869 (Nov) - joined Missouri Synode in 1876 pastor in Brooklyn, later professor of Theol. Concordia- Fort Wayne IN married to Marie Kremmer, 10 children, eldest daughter Anna married to Ernst Ludwig Fuerbringer, Pres.Concordia Seminary. (your Gedcom File)
Old German handwriting, old German spelling, the fact that at the time Germany did not exist and the document was issued in Bavaria then a kingdom ruled by King Ludwig II. (who ruined the state finances by building a number of splendid castles, so popular today with tourists) will be of additional particular interest.
submitted by: Andy [email protected]
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