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Reiss

Direct Descendants of Andreas Reiss

1 Andreas Reiss 1408 - 1460

..2 N.N. (1440) Reiss 1440 - 1498

......3 Andreas (I) Reiss 1475 - 1521

...........4 Rauf Reiss 1515 - 1556

...............5 Weckhard Reiss 1549 - 1606

...............*Partner of Weckhard Reiss:

...............*2nd Wife of Weckhard Reiss:

.....................+Ottilia Schley 1559 - 1606

...................6 Nikolaus Reiss 1581 - 1636

........................7 N.N. (1606) Reiss 1606 - 1666

..............................+Hans (II) Kern 1603 - 1667

............................8 Hans (III) Kern 1628 - 1674

............................*2nd Wife of Hans (III) Kern:

..................................+Barbara Neuhart 1635 -

.................................9 Christoph* Kern 1663/64 - 1748

......................................+Salome Catharine* Schied 1663 - 1703

.....................................10 Maria Margaretha* Kern 1700 - 1755

...........................................+Hans Jacob* Neuhart 1695 - 1736

.........................................11 Catharina Neuhart 1725 - 1760

...............................................+Johann Jakob Brubach 1722 - 1795

..............................................12 David Brubach 1748 - 1805

...................................................+Maria Catharina* Gressen 1752 -

..................................................13 David Brubach 1775 - 1834

........................................................+Catharina Barbara Hunsicker 1779 - 1819

......................................................14 David Brubach 1805 - 1880

............................................................+Philippina Bertram 1806 - 1884

...........................................................15 Carolina Brubach 1830 - 1912

.................................................................+Oscar Frank 1825 - 1890

...............................................................16 August Herman Frank 1854 - 1916

.....................................................................+Louisa Young 1863 - 1913

....................................................................17 William Edward Young 1881 - 1970

.........................................................................+Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge 1888 - 1956

........................................................................18 Audra Lavada Young 1907 - 1990

...............................................................*1st Wife of August Herman Frank:

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..............................................*2nd Wife of David Brubach:

...................................................+Catharina Barbara Hunsicker 1779 - 1819

..............................................12 Maria Catharina Brubach 1755 - 1816

..............................................*2nd Husband of Maria Catharina Brubach:

...................................................+Johann Jakob* Brubach 1751 - 1778

..................................................13 Johann Jakob* Brubach 1776 - 1855

........................................................+Maria Elisabetha Schaefer 1773 - 1803

......................................................14 Catharina Barbara* Brubach 1801 - 1890

............................................................+Johann Michael* Jung 1802 - 1879

...........................................................15 Frederick Young 1830 - 1912

.................................................................+Eva Pfeiffer 1840 - 1919

...............................................................16 Louisa Young 1863 - 1913

.....................................................................+August Herman Frank 1854 - 1916

...............................................................*1st Husband of Louisa Young:

..................................................*2nd Wife of Johann Jakob* Brubach:

..............................................*3rd Husband of Maria Catharina Brubach:

.................................*2nd Wife of Christoph* Kern:

Let's leave our Jung, Brubach, Neuhart and other ancestors for a while and go back in time again to the beginning of the 15th century to visit the Reiss ancestral line. We know about 7 consecutive generations of the Reiss family covering a period of about 200 years.

Andreas Reiss (abt 1408 - abt 1460)

children: @ N.N.(1440) Reiss (abt 1440 - abt 1498)

N.N.(1446) Reiss (abt 1446 - ?)

Nearly as old as our Wagner line, our oldest known Reiss ancestor was Andreas Reiss (1408 - 1460), born about 1408. About 1440 and onwards Andreas Reiss was administrator of the Trifels Castle near Annweiler. He was mentioned in "The Zweibruecken Court and Duchy Personnel 1444 - 1604." We do not know the name of Andreas Reiss wife. We only know about two children for whom we have no names. For the purpose of being able to identify these two sons, we will call them, N.N.(1440) Reiss (abt 1440 - abt 1498) and N.N. (1446) Reiss (1446 - ?).

N.N.(1440) Reiss (abt 1440 - abt 1498)

father: Andreas Reiss (abt 1408 - abt 1460)

children: @ Andreas (I) Reiss (abt 1475 - abt 1521)

Lorenz Reiss (abt 1482 - aft 1521)

We do not know the name of the son of Andreas Reiss. He is known to us simply as N.N.(1440) Reiss (abt 1440 - abt 1498). Also, we do not know the name of his wife. We know only that they had two sons. The eldest was Andreas (I)

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Reiss (abt 1475 - abt 1521) and his younger brother was Lorenz Reiss (abt 1482 - aft 1521). In 1521 Lorenz Reiss lived in Annweiler.

Andreas (I) Reiss (abt 1475 - aft 1521) Died in Zweibruecken

father: N.N.(1440) Reiss (abt 1440 - abt 1498)

children: @ Rauf Reiss (abt 1515 - bef 1556)

Andreas (II) Reiss (abt 1511 - bef 1556)

Sister Reiss (abt 1519 - ?)

Andreas (I) Reiss (abt 1475 - aft 1521) was the "Old city clerk of Zweibruecken 1521." The name of the town, Zweibruecken actually means "two bridges." The brother of Andreas (I) Reiss (abt 1475 - aft 1521), Lorenz Reiss (abt 1482 - aft 1521), resided 1521 in Annweiler. It appears that the grandfather of Andreas (I) Reiss, Andreas Reiss (about 1408 - 1460), was manager or administrator of the Trifels Castle by Annweiler, beginning about 1440. N.N.(1440) Reiss likely moved to Zweibruecken where Andreas I probably was born. Sister Reiss's husband, Rev. Jacob Streccius, was a Lutheran schoolmaster 1540 - 1551 in Annweiler; Pastor 1551 - 1567 in Mimbach; and Pastor 1567 - 1577 in Queichhambach. We have no information about the wife of Andreas (I) Reiss (1475 - 1521) but we know that he had 3 children, one of whom was Rauf Reiss (1515 - 1556).

Rauf Reiss (abt 1515 - bef 1556) Born and died in Zweibruecken

father: Andreas (I) Reiss (abt 1475 - aft 1521)

children: @ Weckhard Reiss (1549 - December 16, 1606)

Rauf Reiss married and had at least one son, Weckhard Reiss (1549 - December 16, 1606).

Weckhard Reiss (abt 1549 - December 16, 1606) Born and died in Zweibruecken, Germany

father: Rauf Reiss (abt 1515 - bef 1556)

wife: #1 Barbara* Weissbrot (abt 1550 - November 11, 1579) married on October 25, 1571

children: Hans Rauf* Reiss (abt 1572 - ?)

Margaret Reiss (August 30, 1577 - bef 1582)

Adam Reiss (September 6, 1579 - ?)

partner: #2 Household Maid

children: Margaret Reiss (1579 - April 15, 1597)

wife: #2 Ottilia Schley (abt 1559 - aft 1606) married on June 20, 1580

children: @ Nikolaus Reiss (April 30, 1581 - abt 1636)

Margaret Reiss (December 24, 1582 - October 24, 1625)

Hans Heinrich* Reiss (December 2, 1584 - ?)

Johannes Reiss (November 25, 1586 - ?)

Ursula Reiss (October 20, 1588 - ?)

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Child-1 Reiss (1591 - July 30, 1603)

Daniel Reiss (March 16, 1593/94 - ?)

Simon Reiss (June 16, 1596 - ?)

Hans George* Reiss (January 15, 1601/02 - ?)

Weckhard Reiss (abt 1549 - December 16, 1606) was the grandson of Andreas (I) Reiss (abt 1475 - abt 1521). Weckhard, which is Walter in English, was a Zweibruecken burgermeister in 1588. A burgermeister is a town mayor. In 1606 Weckhard was a member of the City Council and between 1580 and 1606 he was a Swan Innkeeper. The name of the town, Zweibruecken actually means "two bridges."

Weckhard, or Walter in English, was married, or at least had children by three women. He first married Barbara Weissbrot (1550 - 1579) on October 25, 1571. After the death of Barbara, he had a daughter with a woman known to us only as "household maid." On June 20, 1580 he married Ottilia Schley (abt 1559 - aft 1606) from Zweibruecken. They had 9 children.

Nicolaus Reiss (April 30, 1581 - abt 1636) Born in Zweibruecken, died in Nothweiler, Germany

father: Weckhard Reiss (abt 1549 - December 16, 1606)

mother: Ottilia Schley (abt 1559 - aft 1606)

children: @ N.N. (1606) Reiss (abt 1606 - bef 1666)

Nicolaus Reiss married about 1605 but we do not know the name of his wife. They were the parents of their daughter, N.N. (1606) Reiss (abt 1606 - bef 1666).

N.N. (1606) Reiss (abt 1606 - bef 1666) Born and died in Nothweiler, Germany

father: Nicolaus Reiss (April 30, 1581 - abt 1636)

husband: Hans (II) Kern (abt 1603 - 1667)

children: @ Hans (III) Kern (abt 1628 - 1674)

Anna Catharine* Kern

The Reiss name ceased to run in our ancestral line when the granddaughter of Weckhard, N.N. (1606) Reiss (abt 1606 - bef 1666), married into the Kern family.

Schley

Direct Descendants of Nikolaus Schley

1 Nikolaus Schley 1522 - 1586

...+N.N. (1524)? 1524 - 1564

..2 Ottilia Schley 1559 - 1606

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........+Weckhard Reiss 1549 - 1606

......3 Nikolaus Reiss 1581 - 1636

...........4 N.N. (1606) Reiss 1606 - 1666

................+Hans (II) Kern 1603 - 1667

...............5 Hans (III) Kern 1628 - 1674

...............*2nd Wife of Hans (III) Kern:

.....................+Barbara Neuhart 1635 -

...................6 Christoph* Kern 1663/64 - 1748

.........................+Salome Catharine* Schied 1663 - 1703

........................7 Maria Margaretha* Kern 1700 - 1755

..............................+Hans Jacob* Neuhart 1695 - 1736

............................8 Catharina Neuhart 1725 - 1760

..................................+Johann Jakob Brubach 1722 - 1795

.................................9 David Brubach 1748 - 1805

......................................+Maria Catharina* Gressen 1752 -

.....................................10 David Brubach 1775 - 1834

...........................................+Catharina Barbara Hunsicker 1779 - 1819

.........................................11 David Brubach 1805 - 1880

...............................................+Philippina Bertram 1806 - 1884

..............................................12 Carolina Brubach 1830 - 1912

...................................................+Oscar Frank 1825 - 1890

..................................................13 August Herman Frank 1854 - 1916

........................................................+Louisa Young 1863 - 1913

......................................................14 William Edward Young 1881 - 1970

............................................................+Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge 1888 - 1956

...........................................................15 Audra Lavada Young 1907 - 1990

..................................................*1st Wife of August Herman Frank:

.................................*2nd Wife of David Brubach:

......................................+Catharina Barbara Hunsicker 1779 - 1819

.................................9 Maria Catharina Brubach 1755 - 1816

.................................*2nd Husband of Maria Catharina Brubach:

......................................+Johann Jakob* Brubach 1751 - 1778

.....................................10 Johann Jakob* Brubach 1776 - 1855

...........................................+Maria Elisabetha Schaefer 1773 - 1803

.........................................11 Catharina Barbara* Brubach 1801 - 1890

...............................................+Johann Michael* Jung 1802 - 1879

..............................................12 Frederick Young 1830 - 1912

...................................................+Eva Pfeiffer 1840 - 1919

..................................................13 Louisa Young 1863 - 1913

........................................................+August Herman Frank 1854 - 1916

..................................................*1st Husband of Louisa Young:

.....................................*2nd Wife of Johann Jakob* Brubach:

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.................................*3rd Husband of Maria Catharina Brubach:

...................*2nd Wife of Christoph* Kern:

*2nd Wife of Nikolaus Schley:

We have records for only two generations of the Schley family - one was Ottilia Schley (abt 1559 - aft 1606), the other was her father, Nikolaus Schley (abt 1522 - November 23, 1586), who lived in Zweibruecken and whose vocation was listed as a saddler. Ottilia's mother was given as N.N. (1524)? (abt 1542 - bef 1564).

Nikolaus Schley (abt 1522 - November 23, 1586) Of Zweibruecken

wife: #1 N.N. (1524)? (abt 1524 - bef 1564) married about 1545

children: Margaret Schley (1546 - 1574)

Child-1 Schley (1548 - December 7, 1564)

Child-2 Schley (1550 - January 1, 1564/65)

@ Ottilia Schley (abt 1559 - aft 1606)

Barbara Schley (abt 1552 - ?)

Philipp Schley (abt 1554 - ?)

Child-3 Schley (abt 1558 - December 20, 1564)

Nicolaus (Jr.) Schley (abt 1556 - ?)

Katharine Schley (abt 1561 - aft November 22, 1581)

Child-4 Schley (abt 1563 - December 6, 1564)

Nikolaus Schley (abt 1522 - November 23, 1586) vocation is given as saddler. He lived in Zweibruecken.

Ottilia Schley (abt 1559 - aft 1606) Born and died in Zweibruecken, Germany

father: Nikolaus Schley (abt 1522 - November 23, 1586)

mother: N.N. (1524)? (abt 1524 - bef 1564)

husband: Weckhard Reiss (abt 1549 - December 16, 1606)

children: @ Nikolaus Reiss (April 30, 1581 - abt 1636)

Margaret Reiss (December 24, 1582 - October 24, 1625)

Hans Heinrich* Reiss (December 2, 1584 - ?)

Johannes Reiss (November 25, 1586 - ?)

Ursula Reiss (October 20, 1588 - ?)

Child-1 Reiss (1591 - July 30, 1603)

Daniel Reiss (March 16, 1593/94 - ?)

Simon Reiss (June 16, 1596 - ?)

Hans George* Reiss (January 15, 1601/02 - ?)

Ottilia Schley married Weckhard Reiss on June 20, 1580 in Zweibruecken. Weckhard Reiss was a Zweibruecken Burgermeister in 1588, a member of the City Council in 1606, and a Swan Innkeeper 1580 - 1606. Weckhard (which is Walter in English) was married 3 times and Otilia

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Schley was his third wife. The couple married about 1605 and had 9 children, one of whom was Nikolaus Reiss (1581 - 1636).

Kern

Direct Descendants of Philipp Kern

1 Philipp Kern 1505 - 1565

...+N.N. (1510)? 1510 - 1548

..2 Peter Kern 1544 - 1595

........+Catharine (1546)? 1546 - 1615

......3 Hans (I) Kern 1571 - 1635

............+Gertrude (1573)? 1573 - 1609

...........4 Hans (II) Kern 1603 - 1667

................+N.N. (1606) Reiss 1606 - 1666

...............5 Hans (III) Kern 1628 - 1674

...............*2nd Wife of Hans (III) Kern:

.....................+Barbara Neuhart 1635 -

...................6 Christoph* Kern 1663/64 - 1748

.........................+Salome Catharine* Schied 1663 - 1703

........................7 Maria Margaretha* Kern 1700 - 1755

..............................+Hans Jacob* Neuhart 1695 - 1736

............................8 Catharina Neuhart 1725 - 1760

..................................+Johann Jakob Brubach 1722 - 1795

.................................9 David Brubach 1748 - 1805

......................................+Maria Catharina* Gressen 1752 -

.....................................10 David Brubach 1775 - 1834

...........................................+Catharina Barbara Hunsicker 1779 - 1819

.........................................11 David Brubach 1805 - 1880

...............................................+Philippina Bertram 1806 - 1884

..............................................12 Carolina Brubach 1830 - 1912

...................................................+Oscar Frank 1825 - 1890

..................................................13 August Herman Frank 1854 - 1916

........................................................+Louisa Young 1863 - 1913

......................................................14 William Edward Young 1881 - 1970

............................................................+Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge 1888 - 1956

...........................................................15 Audra Lavada Young 1907 - 1990

..................................................*1st Wife of August Herman Frank:

.................................*2nd Wife of David Brubach:

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......................................+Catharina Barbara Hunsicker 1779 - 1819

.................................9 Maria Catharina Brubach 1755 - 1816

.................................*2nd Husband of Maria Catharina Brubach:

......................................+Johann Jakob* Brubach 1751 - 1778

.....................................10 Johann Jakob* Brubach 1776 - 1855

...........................................+Maria Elisabetha Schaefer 1773 - 1803

.........................................11 Catharina Barbara* Brubach 1801 - 1890

...............................................+Johann Michael* Jung 1802 - 1879

..............................................12 Frederick Young 1830 - 1912

...................................................+Eva Pfeiffer 1840 - 1919

..................................................13 Louisa Young 1863 - 1913

........................................................+August Herman Frank 1854 - 1916

..................................................*1st Husband of Louisa Young:

.....................................*2nd Wife of Johann Jakob* Brubach:

.................................*3rd Husband of Maria Catharina Brubach:

...................*2nd Wife of Christoph* Kern:

The Kern family appears as an exception of the general rule that a family line usually pursued a main vocation. The Kern family seemed to have a broad spectrum of vocations. This may be because they were aligned with the ruling family and had more flexibility for choosing vocations in which the children could select.

Philipp Kern (abt 1505 - abt 1565) Died in Hornbach, Germany

wife: N.N. (1510)? (abt 1510 - aft 1548) married before 1537

children: @ Peter Kern, Sr. (abt 1544 - 1595)

Rev. Johannes Kern (1548 - 1616)

Ruprecht Kern (abt 1542 - abt 1580)

Philipp Kern (abt 1505 - abt 1565) was our oldest known Kern ancestor. He lived in "Diepurg" (perhaps this was Dietrichingen) as of St. Ulrich's Day in 1537, but in Hornbach by 1541. Philipp was obviously well educated for he served as "keller," the business manager, for the Zweibruecken Duchy in the important village of Hornbach by 1541. Philipp's wife was N.N. (1510)? (abt 1510 - aft 1548). Philipp died in Hornbach.

Peter Kern, Sr. (abt 1544 - 1595) Died in Bad Bergzabern, Germany

father: Philipp Kern (abt 1505 - abt 1565)

wife: Catharine (1546)? (abt 1546 - aft 1615) Died in Bad Bergzabern, Germany

children: Peter (Jr.) Kern (abt 1569 - aft 1620)

@ Hans (I) Kern (abt 1571 - bef 1635)

Abraham Kern (1576 - 1638)

Ruprecht Kern (1579 - aft 1593)

Velten Kern (abt 1584 - aft 1648)

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Peter Kern, Sr. (abt 1544 - 1595), was a carpenter-joiner and later was mayor of Bad Bergzabern. Peter's brother, Rev. Johannes Kern, also taught for a time in Bad Bergzabern. Peter's wife was Catharine (1546)? (abt 1546 - aft 1615). They had 5 children, one of whom was our ancestor, Hans (I) Kern (abt 1571 - bef 1635).

Hans (I) Kern (abt 1571 - bef 1635) Born in Bad Bergzabern; died in Schoenau, Germany

father: Peter Kern, Sr. (abt 1544 - 1595)

mother: Catharine (1546)? (abt 1546 - aft 1615)

wife: Gertrude (1573)? (abt 1573 - aft 1609)

children: @ Hans (II) Kern (abt 1603 - 1667)

Hans (I) Kern (abt 1571 - bef 1635), was born in Bad Bergzabern. He was the son of Peter Kern (abt 1544 - 1595). He was gone from Bad Bergzabern by 1605. Hans was a tailor in Schoenau in 1609. He married Gertrude (1573)? (abt 1573 - aft 1609) and lived in Schoenau. He was living in Schoenau at the time of his death. Their son, Hans (II) Kern (abt 1603 - 1667), was the only child listed in the 1609 census.

Hans (II) Kern (abt 1603 - 1667) Born in Schoenau; died in Rumbach, Germany

father: Hans (I) Kern (abt 1571 - bef 1635)

mother: Catharine (1546)? (abt 1546 - aft 1615)

wife: N.N. (1606) Reiss (abt 1606 - bef 1666)

children: @ Hans (III) Kern (abt 1628 - 1674)

Anna Catharine* Kern

Hans (II) Kern (abt 1603 - 1667) lived in Schoenau until he married. He was not yet married on July 28, 1627. He married a Nothweiler resident, N.N. (1606) Reiss (abt 1606 - bef 1666), sometime after 1627 and lived in Nothweiler until after his wife died. Then, he moved to Rumbach to live with his son Hans (III) Kern (abt 1628 - 1674). Hans (II) Kern lived during the devastating Thirty-Year Wars (1618 - 1648) as did his son, Hans (III) Kern for the first 20 years of his life.

Hans (III) Kern (abt 1628 - 1674) Born in Nothweiler, died in Rumbach, Germany

father: Hans (II) Kern (abt 1603 - 1667)

mother: N.N. Kirsch

wife: Barbara Neuhart (1635 - ?) married December 1657 in Rumbach

children: Catharine Margaret* Kern (November 7, 1658 - ?)

Hans Leonard* Kern (July 15, 1660 - 1710)

Hans Jacob* Kern (April 2, 1662 - bef 1718)

@ Christoph* Kern (January 14, 1663/64 - 1748)

Nicolaus Kern (December 4, 1666 -

In December 1657, at the age of about 36, Hans (III) Kern married Barbara Neuhart (1635 - ?).

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This marriage introduced the Neuhart blood into our ancestral tree for the first time. Hans (III) Kern and Barbara had 5 children that we know about, one of whom was Christoph* Kern (1663/64 - 1748).

Christoph* Kern (January 14, 1663/64 - 1748) Born and died in Rumbach, Germany

father: Hans (III) Kern (abt 1628 - 1674)

mother: Barbara Neuhart (1635 - ?)

wife # 1: Catharine* Schied (April 1, 1663 - abt 1703) married 1683/84

children: Catharine Magdalene* Kern (September 18, 1684 - ?)

Johann David* Kern (December 3, 1687 - 1733)

Marie Margaret* Kern (May 27, 1690 - ?)

Marie Dorothea* Kern (May 27, 1694 - ?)

Johann George* Kern (April 27, 1696 - aft 1748)

Anna Barbara* Kern (January 8, 1698/99 - ?)

@ Marie Margaret* Kern (October 17, 1700 - 1755)

wife # 2: Anna Maria ? married about 1704

children: Anna* Catharine Kern (November 22, 1705 - ?)

Hans Adam* Kern (November 24, 1705 - February 9, 1770)

Christoph* Kern (January 14, 1663/64 - 1748) became a Rumbach Magistrate and church elder. Most Kerns died in their 40s or early 50s, but at age of 84 Christoph* Kern (January 14, 1663/64 - 1748) is a notable exception. There appears to be some error regarding the date of birth of the last two children. One explanation might be that the children, Anna and Adam were twins.

Marie Margaret* Kern (October 17, 1700 - 1755)

father: Christoph* Kern (January 14, 1663/64 - 1748)

mother: Catharine* Schied (April 1, 1663 - ?)

husband: Hans Jacob* Neuhart (September 9, 1695 - 1736) married about 1721

children: @ Catharina Neuhart (1725 - 1760)

The daughter of Christoph and Catharine Kern, Marie Margaret Kern (October 17, 1700 - 1755), truncated the Kern surname in our ancestry by her marriage to Hans Jakob Neuhart (September 9, 1695 - 1736).

 

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