309Friedt, Hoertel, Reinboldt, Arnholdt
- Jul 26, 2006Looking for Melchoir, Marie, Reinboldt's wife, and Arnholdt's wife.
This is part of an email I recieved. I cannot find any information
anywhere. Can anyone give me any information about these or give me
some direction on where to look?
Melchior was born about 1760 in Germany. I know very little about
Melchior Friedt at this time. The information that I do have comes from
a recently obtained copy of Benjamin2 and Magdalene’s 1816 marriage
record that listed the names of both of their parents and where they
were from. From the document, Melchior1 was a Master Tailor in
Schweigen, Germany. His wife’s name was Marie Marguerite Hoertel and I
am guessing that they were married about 1780. According to Benjamin’s
marriage record, his Mother Marie Marguerite passed away on December 13,
1813. Melchior1 died on January 23, 1823. Both I believe are buried in
Also listed on the marriage record were, Jacques Reinboldt and Valentin
Arnholdt who signed the record as witnesses. Both of these Gentlemen
are listed as brother-in-laws to the groom which alludes to the fact
that Benjamin had at least two sister’s that I currently have not found
information on. I did manage to locate one other daughter of Melchior’s
on a French Genealogy website. Her name was Eve Catherine Friedt born
on October 11, 1799 in Schweigen, Germany. Eve Catherine married Jean
Frederic Apffel on January 6, 1825 in Wissembourg, department of
Bas-Rhin, France where they raised their family and are both buried.
Geographically, Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, France and Schweigen, Germany are
both within about 5 miles of Rott, Bas-Rhin, France where Benjamin and
Magdalene were married. Although the predominant language of this
region was German, all official document’s were drawn up in French on
both sides of the border.