February 6th 2000:
Yes, this was a successful and turbulent week. I could hardly do all the things I normally have to do at home, besides Genealogy. What´s new:
- It appeared that the emmigrants from Reipoltskirchen in the Palatines had to do something with the Seeberger still living in this area. Today I can say that this has been proved and I could close the line back to 1600.
- the Seeberger in Lorraine were the reason for several requests. The evaluation in this case was extremely difficult, as the only available microfilm covers 40 years only,
incomplete and in very poor quality. First the confusion got bigger and bigger. I didn´t find only one Christian, I found four Christians starting at 1682 with 12 children in total. But no datas about any of the four marriages,
only one death record. But now it seems definite, that it was always the same Christian, who married four times. Two wives died in childbed. Amazing for me is, that he married always not later than 12 months since the death of
his former wife. He must have been a very attractive man! But, where did he come from?
- Since about 6 months I tried to solve another problem, which was brought up by Robert Grady. He searched for a Gottlieb Seeberger from Schleswig Holstein /Germany. That made a few
problems, because in that area I never heared about any Seeberger. They were supposed to have lived in Patterson, which I found out as Paterson /NY. I found a microfilm of one church and found the confirmations of a Gottfried
and two sisters. No hint of any birth, name of the parents or their marriage. Only one Jacob in the Register of Elders. Was this the father?