Today is the birth day of my 3rd Great-grandma, Katharina Rathgeber. Her mother was Anna Susanna Rieker b. 1796 in Grossgartach and her father was Christian Rathgeber from Jagsthausen. They did not marry. Katharina was born 1 June 1821 in Grossgartach and christened on 5 June. She lived to be 84 years old! She died 26 July 1905.
Katharina kept her father’s surname. Rathgeber means “advice giver.”
Here is Katharina’s birth entry in 1821:
On 24 September 1839 Katharina married Johann Christoph Sieber in Grossgartach, whose occupation is listed as Burg-Fuhrmann in Grossgartach, or a teamster or coachman for the feudal overlord who lived in the nearby castle.
Here is the family register entry for Katharina and Johann Christoph Sieber, who she married in 1839. You can see her father’s name is crossed out. Johann Christoph and Katharina had a large family with 11 children.
Family members all lived and died in Grossgartach.