Documentation for the Genealogy of Kriegshaber

Kriegshaber is a village in the margravate of Burgau, since 1806 a bavarian village, which was incorporated into the city of Augsburg at 1916. More details on the history of Kriegshaber see here.

Sources for this database, see here, further sources.

This database contains mostly people who have lived in Kriegshaber. This number was about 1000 at the year 1800, where 300 were jews. As there are no church registers before 1863 for the jews, here are mainly sources from various courtyards or about 200 persons who were buried at the jewish cemetary in Kriegshaber. All marriages of the christian people are entered completely, the birthdates for these people will be completed soon.

Until 1830 the population was about 1000 like already in 1800, after this time the population encreased, after 1850 even more than before. In order to evaluate the birthplaces of the people I have entered also the dates for the parents. All people who did never live in Kriegshaber are not entered here. The details of the christian church registers are good, normally the profession of the bridal couple is also entered like the birthdays and the location of the birth. Even the number of the house of the couple is mentioned. Therefore you can crosscheck to the cadastre of Kriegshaber which is also published, see here.
The year of birth of a person which is not detailed documented in registers are estimated with the following rule: the year of birth for parents is 30 years before the birth of the child, the year of birth for an unmarried woman is 25 before the year of birth of the child. The year of birth for wittnesses to a marriage or a baptism is always more than 21 years before the year of the marriage, because the wittness had to be grouwn up.

Comments for the used abbriviations
The registers of the churches fill 9 films, the structure of the source is like this: XXY9999#11, where XX is the film number, O1 to O7 for the films of Oberhausen, K1 or K2 for the films of Kriegshaber. Y is the type of event, T is baptism, H is a marriage and B the burial. 9999 is the year of the event and finally 11 is the current number of the entry. One film contains up to 500 to 800 pages, therefore one film contains more than one written register.
The events from 1829 until 1864 was copied by the first priest of Kriegshaber when the church of Kriegshaber was built. At 1900 also the people of the village Neusäß was incoporated into the parish of Kriegshaber. Before 1864 all people of Kriegshaber and Neusäß belonged to the parish of Oberhausen. As the second parish of Kriegshaber with the name St. Thaddäus was founded at 1936, these sources are not entered. The events of people that I show in the genealogical database are based on the rule: birth must be 110 years before today, marriages 80 and burials 30 years, this is the common rule for personal dates in Germany and maybe also similar at other countries.

The way of spelling for names.
I have entered the name like it is common today, therefore I write Veronika and not Veronica, however I also enter the other writing in a separate field called prename-alias, therefore it is possible to search for both versions of the prename. If a prename is written differently in various sources, so I used an unique way of writing in order to be able to consolidate different records for the same people. There is one exception: as woman have very often two names where the first prename is Maria, so I used as prename e.g. MMagdalena, in the field prename, it is shown as Maria Magdalena (field public name) on the CRT .

There is the same procedure how to enter it, I use the name how it is spelled nowadays. In addition I add the spelling of the source at the surname-alias, so you can search for both versions of writing. It is difficult to know the correct writing for names like Maier, Meier, Meyer or Mair a.s.o. If I know the current writing of this family I also use for the person and the ancestors the current spelling. If I find out lateron that a specific spelling was at one time Mair and at another Maier or Meier, than I use always one specific spelling in order to be able to consolidate this family.

Wittness for baptism or marriage
I always enter these people if I suppose, the wittness has lived in Kriegshaber. One specific person with the name Anton Baumeister who was a teacher in Kriegshaber is very often found as wittness.

These information are also entered in the specific field for it. It is very often a distinguishing characteristic for people with commen names like Meier. However the profession can be different at various times, so I enclude the year with the profession, e.g. Maurer (1820), Maurermeister (1840).

Place of baptism or marriage
It is evident that this place can only be Kriegshaber or Oberhausen, therefore I enter the living address for this people of the event, e.g. Kriegshaber 050, that means the people lived in the house with the number 050 at the mariage, for baptism it may be different, if filled out, I also enter this number at the location of birth. Before 1864 very few marriages were held at the chapel in Kriegshaber. In this case I make a comment to the marriage, that the marrige was held at the chapel and not at the church of Oberhausen.

Unmarried (ledig), widow (Witwe) or widower (Witwer)
I always enter the comment widow/widower if applicable, if nothing is entered unmarried is meant.

If the confession is catholic I do not enter this, because most of the people here were catholic, if the confession is protestant or jewish, I add this information in the field profession as no specific field is availabe at this genealogical programm.

Informations of the cadastre
If I can match these dates to people in the register of the church I enter this data in the field for notices. For jewish persons the information of the cadastre is very often the only infomation about a specific people. I also add the number of the house of the information from the cadastre, but be informed that the number of a specific house can be different at various dates for the cadastre. (There are cadastre from 1810, 1840, 1854, 1867 and 1892). Please refer to these pages of my homepage.

Place of the burial
This was until 1864 the cemetary of St. Peter and Paul in Oberhausen, after that date we had more cemetaries, Nordfriedhof in Oberhausen and the catholic cemetary of Kriegshaber. The jewish people were buried at the jewish cemetary of Kriegshaber. I have found out, that some jewish people with banking profession changed to the catholic confession in order to be allowed to work at the stock exchange of Augsburg or Munich. But these persons were buried at the jewish cemetary. The jewish cemetary is located at the street today called Hooverstraße, before about 1960 when the street Bgm-Ackermann-Str. were not yet availabe the address was Hummelstraße.

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last update: 07-Feb-2014 Upd 20-Nov-2018 Heinz Wember
Änderungsstand: 18-Feb-2019
Heinz Wember