Christina Bertha Sieber Schott b. 23 Jan 1843, d. 1904

Grossgartach 2009 110My Great-Great Grandmother, Christina was born on this day in Grossgartach, Germany (see entry #6 below).  Her parents were Johann Christoph Sieber, a farmer and wagon maker, and Katharina Rathgeber, both from Grossgartach.GGT Births 1843 p. 175She was christened here in this place on the 29th of January 1843.Grossgartach 2009 032Grossgartach 2009 047This little wagon was in the attic of this Lorenz Kirche, where my family attended church.Grossgartach 2009 053This is Grossgartach, the village of my ancestors.  They were farmers and had vineyards. The vineyards below have been in our family for generations.  When I visit these places, I feel close to my family, especially the women who worked in these fields and raised their families here.Grossgartach 2009 114Grossgartach 2009 117Grossgartach 2009 121Grossgartach 2009 072The home to the right of the tree above is where my Grandpa grew up.  Below is one of the older homes in the neighborhood.Grossgartach 2009 073

Christina married Leonhard Heinrich Schott on 12 May 1867.  He managed a chicory processing plant in Grossgartach.  They had 9 children:

Caroline Schott (1867-1868)
Caroline Christiane Schott (1869-1921) my Great-grandmother
Pauline Schott (1870-1920)
Carl Heinrich Schott (1872-1953)
Wilhelm Gottlieb Schott (1874-1953)
Marie Schott (1875-1876)
Paul Schott (1879-1879)
Paul Heinrich Schott (1880-)
Heinrich Ludwig Schott (1883-1955)

Here is a Family Register showing Leonhard Heinrich, the 4th son of Johann Leonhard Schott, married to Christina Bertha Sieber.Schott, Johann Leonhard b. 1801

Here is their marriage entry 12 May 1867 (#18).  Leonhard’s father was a farmer and wine grower.  Christine’s father was also a farmer, both in Grossgartach.Schott, Johann Heinrich m. Christina Bertha Sieber.jpg

Ann Laemmlen Lewis < Arthur Rudolf Laemmlen<Caroline Christiane Schott< Christina Bertha Sieber

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I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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