The Zellhoefer home farm
Brachbach Nr 7, 1267
|Google translation typewritten text at bottom:
In schadens statistic [damage estimate] the
manor Unternzenn the messuage Waehrend [waehrend,
meaining during or while] of the 30-jaehrigen of war is called
"desert", this applies also to doe mortgage
registers. Did the owners therefore live on other messuages?
Retranslation from the Google:
In damage estimate the manor [estate]
Unternzenn freehold during the 30 years of war was called "barren /
desert / waste".
heirat witwe = inherited by widow
kauf = purchase
erbe = inheritance
messuage = (an English word appearing in translations from
German, meaning the house, outbuildings and land, the land being owned or
"freehold", not rented)
tausch gegen = received in trade or exchange
The 1696 transfer to Hans Zellhöfer fits beautifully with the 1695
marriage to the widow Margaretha (Hartmann) Landshuter, but the ages/dates
do not seem to fit the 1648 acquisition of the farm by Hans
Landshuter. Did Hans Landshuter have a "Junior" who
married Margaretha Hartmann?
The years of transfer correspond with questionable years from the GGZ
- 1838 kauf to Ursula Barbara Leupold. Ursula Barbara Zellhoefer
was a daughter of Johann Joseph & Anna Margaretha Hofmann who
married Johann Leonhard Leupold. The year of purchase MIGHT
match the (uncertain) year of migration for eldest son Johann
Jacob to the USA? This sounds more like a mortgage than a
transfer of property.
- 1846 kauf to Johann Sinzel matches the migration of Johann's widow
Anna nee: Hofmann & their remaining children to Wisconsin,
USA. GGZ had written the farm was sold not long before
migration of the family.
- 1852 kauf to Michael Eberlein corresponds with the March 1853
migration of John Michael Zellhoefer to Wisconsin, USA.
Perhaps the "mortgage registers"
note above may help explain?