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Ethen origins



Do an online search for Heinrich Ludwig Ethen and you'll find many sources of information, mainly family trees that have been uploaded by various people. Some trees are publicly available on sites such as RootsWeb.com and Mundia.com, while others are on proprietary sites such as Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.org provides transcripts of original data (and sometimes scans of original documents) including census, birth, christening, marriage, and death records.

In all of these sources the birthplace of H. Ludwig Ethen is almost always noted as Germany, Prussia, Aachen, or rarely Alsace-Lorraine, but never anything more specific. My own family tradition is that the family originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region, which is more or less centered in the Strasbourg area of France. When looking at a map, this area encompasses the northeast-extending sharp point of the border region between France and Germany in the northeast of France. A genealogy-based summary of what this region consists of can be found at this web page: The Alsace-Lorraine Region. A vintage map of the region is shown here: Vintage map of Alsace-Lorraine.

In 2012 Dr. Stephen Schäfer visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah to research the origins of the Ethen family. He found many ancestral records from Civil and Ecclesiastical sources and was able to trace the family back to its direct-line ancestors starting with the couple Heinrich Ludwig Ethen and Maria Catharina Toussaint, who emigrated to this country with their children in 1852. Dr. Schäfer located the microfilm records and made high-resolution scans of the documents, which are linked to in the descendant outlines below.

In 2013 a descendant of Mathias Ethen (b. 1851), William (Bill) Steeber, became involved in this project. Mr. Steeber has substantially improved the usefulness of the scanned documents by providing translations of the German, French, and Latin texts. The translations are presented here and are combined with displays of the scanned documents in the outlines.

An important result of this research has been the identification of the specific villages and parishes where births, christenings, marriages, and deaths of Ethen and related families occurred. As it turns out, this is not the Alsace-Lorraine region, but instead is far to the northwest of Alsace-Lorraine, north of Luxembourg. This Ethen homeland is in an area near the western German border; however, the villages are not now in France, but are in Belgium.

In the time period from which we have records, the land our ancestral Ethens occupied was ruled by the Holy Roman Empire before 1806 and until 1871 was under the control of the Prussian government. After the family emigrated, the area became part of the German Empire in 1871, and then passed from German to Belgian hands in 1919 as part of the Treaty of Versailles following World War I (History of Malmedy). It was again occupied by Germany in World War II, but later reverted to Belgium after the war, where it remains today. Much of the political history and ethnic origin discussion of the Alsace-Lorraine region cited above also applies to this region of Belgium.

Villages in eastern Belgium that are important in Ethen history are Büllingen, Bütgenbach, Hünningen, Mürringen, Nidrum, Sourbrodt, and Wirtzfeld. The locations of these villages are shown on the maps below. The birthplace of two wives (Schäfer sisters) of sons of Heinrich Ludwig were determined to be in the village of Dreis-Brück in the Vulkaneifel district, southwest of the Büllingen area (zoom out the map to see the location of this village).

The tables below show the names of various levels of government organization for the villages involved. These names have been simplified in the outlines that follow.
Government hierarchy for this area in the early 19th century
Villages Bürgermeisterei Kreis Regierungsbezirk Province Country
Büllingen, Mürringen, etc. Büllingen Malmedÿ Aachen Rheinland Preußen (Prussia)

Government hierarchy for this area today
Villages Arrondissement Province Community Region Country
Büllingen, Mürringen, etc. Verviers Liege German-speaking community Wallonia Belgium

Definitions:

Arrondissement--in Belgium there are administrative, judicial and electoral arrondissements; administrative arrondissements are an administrative level between municipalities and provinces (Wikipedia).

Bürgermeisterei--a mayoralty that includes several villages

Kreis--similar to a county

Regierungsbezirk--larger administrative region in some areas, below the province level


The map, below, shows the main villages in the area where the Ethen family lived.


View Eastern Belgium in a larger map





As shown on the map, the villages are situated in a valley at the headwaters of the Warche River, a tributary to the north-flowing Meuse River. The valley is surrounded on the north, east, and south sides by forested uplands that now comprise the High Fens - Eifel nature park. This area includes the second-highest point in Belgium and the highest village in Belgium, as well as the easternmost point in the country (Wikipedia). The valley itself consists of rolling hills divided into small agricultural fields that separate the many small villages.

Besides pinning down the physical locations of the Ethen and associated families, Dr. Schäfer's research has also uncovered other details such as the dates and even the times of birth, god-parents at Christenings, witnesses at marriages, and signatures.

An important bit of information that indicates precisely when the family emigrated to this country is a passenger manifest from the Belgian ship Maria. This manifest is dated June 23, 1852, with a port of origin of Antwerp, Belgium, the closest port to the home village of the Ethen family. The spelling of the family on the list is 'Echten', but the names and ages of the parents and children match our Ethen family.  Copyright restrictions prevent the display of a scan of the passenger list, but a citation of the scan is as follows:

"New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-16944-36438-34?cc=1849782 : accessed 14 Mar 2014), 115 - 21 Jun 1852-5 Jul 1852 > image 221 of 766; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

Another image of better quality can be found on the web site Ancestry.com for paying members of that site.

The cited image is of the first page of the list; the Ethen (Echten) family is on the next image (number 222) on rows number 116 through 124.  A transcription of the family information on the list is as follows:


NAMES. SEX AGE. OCCUPATION. THE COUNTRY TO WHICH THEY SEVERALLY BELONG. THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY INTEND TO BECOME INHABITANTS. DIED ON THE VOYAGE.
116
H. L. Echten M 38
Cultivator Germany U. States
117
Catharina " F
37
"
" "
118 Peter " M
11
" " "
119 Nicholas " M
10
" " "
120
Sybilla " M
7
" " "
121 Stephan " M
6
" " "
122 Johann " M
5
" " "
123 Anton " M
3
" " "
124 Mathia " F
1/2
" " "
Gender of Sybilla and “Mathia” are incorrect.


The maps help us place the families in their physical locations, but their family relationships also need to be charted in order to understand the context of the outlines presented below. The image shown here is a pedigree chart for Ludwig and Katharina Ethen's son Johann
Nicholas, commonly known as John, who was my great-grandfather (the chart also applies to siblings of John). It shows the family lines, as currently understood, extending back for four generations. These relationships were determined by Dr. Schäfer by examining the original documents, which are in French, German, and Latin. Birth and marriage records commonly show the parents of the newborn or parents of spouses and provide clues to lead one backward in time through the families.


Peter Ethen pedigree chart


The following outlines have the same structure as the family outline shown for the Ethen family on the Data Page. The difference here is that additional outlines are presented for the other family lines, such as the Toussaints, Jacobs, Reuters, and Brück that derive from the chart above.

In the outlines below, if a scanned document is available for an individual or couple, a link to the document is in the line below that individual or couple. In some cases several documents are available and have separate links.

Each linked document also includes a transcription of the text
of the document in German, French, or Latin, and includes the translation of the text into English. For each linked page the transcriptions are in black text, the translations are in blue text, and additional comments by Mr. Bill Steeber are in red text. Certain words that are not fully understood are indicated in bold italic.

Dr. Schäfer notes that the dates of events were recalculated from the Napoleonic calendar to our current calendar for the range of dates from 1793 to 1805 when that alternate calendar was in use.

Ethen family line--scanned images of European documents, with translations

(1) Johann Peter Ethen
  b. Wirtzfeld, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Wirtzfeld, Liège, Belgium
& Anna Catharina Stall
  b. Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
  m. May 4, 1741, Mürringen,
Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today , Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
  (marriage probably occurred in the parish church in Büllengen; residence was in Mürringen)
|      (2) Peter Ethen
|        b. Feb 13, 1746, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|        d. Apr 27, 1809, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      & Gertrud Frauenkron Jacobs
|        b. Jun 17, 1744, Hönningen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Hönningen, Liège, Belgium
|        m. Oct 10, 1773, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      (3) Peter Ethen
|      |        b. Apr 3, 1776, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |        d. Sep 8, 1844, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      & Anna Magdalena Brück
|      |        b. Mar 23, 1774, Büllingen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Büllingen, Liège, Belgium
|      |        d. before Jun 7, 1838
|      |        m. Nov 10, 1805, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

|      |      |      (4) Heinrich (Henry) Ludwig Ethen
|      |      |        b. Jun 9, 1814, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |        d. Oct 8, 1881, St. Joseph, St. Wendel Township, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      & Maria Catharina Toussaint
|      |      |        b. Oct 7, 1813, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |        d. Jun 3, 1874, St. Joseph's Township, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |        m. Jun 7, 1838, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |        (marriage probably occurred in the parish church in Büllengen; residence was in Mürringen)
|      |      |        (the civil registration of the marriage was June 2, but the wedding was June 7)
|      |      |      |      (5) Peter Ethen*
|      |      |      |        b. May 1, 1839, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

|      |      |      |        d. Mar 4, 1912, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Magdalena Schäfer
|      |      |      |        b. Dec 6, 1830, Dreis, Kreis Daun, Rheineland-Palatinate, Germany
|      |      |      |        d. abt. 1868, St. Joseph or Maine Prairie Township, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Jan 31, 1860, Church of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Peter Ethen*
|      |      |      |        b. May 1, 1839, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Mar 4, 1912, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Anna Loesch
|      |      |      |        b. Oct 7, 1848, Biesdorf, Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
|      |      |      |        d. Jul 1, 1901, Buckman, Morrison Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Mar 5, 1869, St. Cloud,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Peter Ethen*
|      |      |      |        b. May 1, 1839, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Mar 4, 1912, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Elizabeth Steidl
|      |      |      |        b. 1843, Ramsey Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        d. Nov 19, 1915,
Ramsey Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Sep 26, 1902, St. Agnes Church, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |       (5) Mathias Ethen
|      |      |      |         b. Oct 30, 1840, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |         d. Jan 10, 1841, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |      (5) Johann Nicholas Ethen
|      |      |      |        b. Oct 30, 1840, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Aug 7, 1879, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Mary Mollsen\Multzen
|      |      |      |        b. Feb 19, 1852, Denmark
|      |      |      |        d. Aug 29, 1928, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. abt 1873, Long Prairie, Todd Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Sybilla Ethen
|      |      |      |        b. 1842, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Jul 20, 1892, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Mathias Riehm
|      |      |      |        b. Sep 12, 1824, Regierungsbezirt, Trier, Germany
|      |      |      |        d. Jul 14, 1890, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Jan 24, 1860, St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Stephan J. Ethen
|      |      |      |        b. Jul 28, 1844, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Nov 2, 1903, Cold Spring, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Susanna Schafer
|      |      |      |        b. Jan 4, 1845, Trier, Germany
|      |      |      |        d. Apr 2, 1920, Eden Valley, Meeker Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Oct 30, 1866, St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Johann Nicholas (John) Ethen*
|      |      |      |        b. Dec 25, 1846, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Sep 6, 1933, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Cecilia Spaeth
|      |      |      |        b. Sep 8, 1848, Bavaria, Germany
|      |      |      |        d. Jun 11, 1886, Richmond, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Jan 16, 1867, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Johann Nicholas (John) Ethen*
|      |      |      |        b. b. Dec 25, 1846, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Sep 6, 1933, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Katherine Ann Weber
|      |      |      |        b. Jun 26, 1866, Richmond,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        d. May 27, 1943, Richmond,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Aug 31, 1886, Richmond,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Anton Ethen
|      |      |      |        b. Oct 5, 1848, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Aug 2, 1906, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Katherine Briedy
|      |      |      |        b. Apr 1856, Minnesota
|      |      |      |        d. Jan 20, 1943, Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Nov 8, 1880, Richmond,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Mathias Ethen
|      |      |      |        b. May 18, 1851, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      |      |      |        d. Apr 30, 1926, St. Cloud Township, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Magdelena Briedy
|      |      |      |        b. Oct 18, 1851, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
|      |      |      |        d. May 27, 1936, St. Cloud,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        m. Oct 14, 1873, St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Maria Ethen
|      |      |      |        b. Bet 1852 and 1853, Clayton Co., Iowa
|      |      |      |        d. Feb 22, 1862,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      (5) Joseph Clement Ethen
|      |      |      |        b. Jun 11, 1856, Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        d. Oct 5, 1932, St. Cloud,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |      & Anna Marie Karls
|      |      |      |        b. Jul 17, 1858, St. Augusta,
Stearns Co., Minnesota
|      |      |      |        d. Apr 26, 1920, Binford, Griggs Co., North Dakota
|      |      |      |        m. Apr 30, 1878, Luxemburg,
Stearns Co., Minnesota

Jacobs family line

(1) Peter Jacobs
  b. Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
& Anna Maria Luxen
  b. Hönningen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Hönningen, Liège, Belgium
  m. Jun 23, 1741, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

|      (2) Gertrud Frauenkron Jacobs
|        b. Jun 17, 1744, Hönningen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Hönningen, Liège, Belgium

|      & Peter Ethen, b. Feb 13, 1745, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

(see Ethen outline for younger generations)


Toussaint family line

(1) Johann Stephan Toussaint
  b. Sourbrod, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Sourbrod, Liège, Belgium
& Anna Catharina Velz or Veltz (her parents were Nicolai Velz and Anna Maria Even); on son Stephan's birth/baptism record, below, her maiden name is recorded as Vogels)
  b. April 4, 1745

  d. aft 1832
  m. Nov 3, 1783, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

|      (2) Stephan Toussaint
|        b. Sep 21, 1784,
Sourbrod, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Sourbrod, Liège, Belgium

|      & Maria Catherina Reuter
|        b. Sep 7, 1791, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

|        m. Oct 29, 1812, St. Antoine Church, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, District of Liège, Belgium

|      |      (3) Maria Catharina Toussaint
|      |      |        b. Oct 7, 1813, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

(see Ethen outline for younger generations)

Reuter family line

(1) Johann Nicolas Reuter
& Elisabetha Doemen (Thom?)
  d. bef 1812, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
  m. June 2, 1789,
Büllingen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

|      (2) Maria Catherina Reuter
|        b. Sep 7, 1791, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

|      & Stephan Toussaint
|        b. Sep 21, 1784,
Sourbrod, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Sourbrod, Liège, Belgium

(see Ethen outline for younger generations)



Brück family line

(1) Johann Wilhelm Brück (parents were Joannis Brück and Maria Brück)
  b. nov 7, 1734, Büllingen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Büllingen, Liège, Belgium

 & Anna Maria Brück (parents were Wilhelm Brück and Maria Catharina Reinerts)
  b. May 23, 1738, Wirzfelt, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Wirzfelt, Liège, Belgium

  m. Nov 9, 1767, Büllingen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Büllingen, Liège, Belgium
|    (2) Anna Magdalena Brück
|      b. Mar 23, 1774, Büllingen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Büllingen, Liège, Belgium

|      d. bef Jun 7, 1838
|    & Peter Ethen
|      b. Apr 3, 1776, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      d. Sep 8, 1844, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium
|      m. Oct 10, 1805, Mürringen, Malmedÿ, Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen; today Mürringen, Liège, Belgium

(see Ethen outline for younger generations)


Miscellaneous--other scanned images that relate to the families outlined above

Birth indexes

1844 Büllingen birth index
1845 Büllingen birth index
1846 Büllingen birth index
1848 Büllingen birth index, p. 95
1848 Büllingen birth index, p. 97

Confirmation index

1843 Confirmation list, St. Eloi

Marriage records

1740 Liber Matrimoniorum Büllingen cover
1805 Buellinger marriages cover

Death indexes

1844 Büllingen death index
1847 Büllingen death index


The 'backstory' behind this project: It's been said that serendipity plays an important role in genealogical research, and this is a case in point.

In 2012 Mary Kay Amberg, a descendant of Peter Ethen (b. 1839) was researching some Ethen family death certificates at the Minnesota Historical Society. On one document she very perceptively noticed a name for the birthplace of Stephan Ethen (b. 1844) that was not the usual Prussia or Germany. She was unsure about the name and sent a copy to an acquaintance and cousin-in-law, Dr. Stephen Schäfer, who is fluent in French, German, and Latin and who has done other genealogical research. He realized that the name was a phonetic spelling of Mürringen, a village on the Belgian-German border.

Here is that document--a key to early Ethen history. This tied in very well with a document that I had in my possession (shown on the Ethen stories page) that mentioned their origin in "Malmody, Germany, now in Belgium near Aachan".

Dr. Schäfer visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City later that year and looked into the records for this village and other villages in the immediate area, where civil and parish records were kept. He found a record for a Stephan Ethen, whose birth date was known to us, and was able to verify that he was the Stephan Ethen of our family. Additionally, the record contained the names of the parents of Stephan--Heinrich Ludwig Ethen and Maria Catharina Toussaint. From there it was a matter of diligent searching through indexes, printing and scanning the documents, and tracing the Ethen family and associated families in that area.

Mary Kay and Stephen were kind enough to share the results of their discovery with me, and we have collaborated in publishing the preliminary results on this web site. This new information is a breakthrough for Ethen family genealogy, and although the work is not yet finished, it is an important step in unraveling the family's history. Without the sharp eye of Mary Kay and the knowledge and language skills of Stephen it would not have been possible.

An additional important development in 2013 is the participation of Mr. Bill Steeber. Bill has provided translations of all the linked documents, and his translations are included with the displays of the scanned images. Bill's contributions have made the images much more useful to those of us with limited language skills.

Email for Stephen J. Schäfer, Ph.D.


Supplemental data

Link to all scanned images

Clicking on this link will take you to a folder listing of all the images concerning these and other families that Dr. Schäfer scanned at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This folder includes all of the files linked to in the outlines above, and additionally, many other scans of Civil and Ecclesiastical documents for other individuals who may or may not be related to the families presented on this page. All the scans are of documents that are from the small group of villages mentioned above, and from the sources in the Appendix, below.

The files are arranged in chronological order, with names or partial names and dates included as part of the file names.

Appendix--sources of data at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


Church parish records covering the village of Mürringen (they are located under the French, Belgium, Ecclesial Records, now held in the state archives)--5 rolls of film:
 
Registres paroissiaux, 1684-1925

authors:    Eglise catholique. Paroisse de Bullange (Liège)
format:     Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
language:    French, Latin, German
publication:     Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmés par la Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960, 1961
physical:     5 bobines de microfilm ; 35 mm.



Civil village/town records covering the village of Mürringen (they are located under the French, Belgium, Civil Records, now held in the state archives)--14 rolls of film: 

Registres de l'état civil, 1798-1870

authors:    Bullange (Liège). Bureau de l'état civil
format:     Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
language:    French, German
publication:     Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmés par la Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971
physical:     14 bobines de microfilm ; 35 mm.



Church parish records covering the village of Nidrum (they are located under the French, Belgium, Civil Records, now held in the state archives)--3 rolls of film: 

Registres paroissiaux, 1801-1936

authors:    Eglise catholique. Paroisse d'Elsenborn (Liège)
format:     Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
language:     French, German
publication:     Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmés par la Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960, 1961
physical:     3 bobines de microfilm ; 35 mm.



Church parish records covering the village of Bütgenbach (they are located under the French, Belgium, Civil Records, now held in the state archives)--7 rolls of film:

Registres paroissiaux, 1617-1894

authors:    Eglise catholique. Paroisse de Bütgenbach (Liège)
format:     Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
language:    French, Latin, German
publication:     Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmés par la Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960, 1961
physical:     7 bobines de microfilm ; 35 mm.



Civil village/town records covering the village of Bütgenbach (they are located under the French, Belgium, Civil Records, now held in the state archives)--21 rolls of film: 

Registres de l'état civil, 1798-1894

authors:    Bütgenbach (Liège). Bureau de l'état civil Archives de l'Etat à Liège
format:     Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
language:     French
publication:     Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmés par la Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971-2004
physical:     sur 21 bobines de microfilm ; 35 mm.



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