My 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.She was christened here in this place on the 29th of January 1843.This little wagon was in the attic of this Lorenz Kirche, where my family attended church.This 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.The home to the right of the tree above is where my Grandpa grew up. Below is one of the older homes in the neighborhood.
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.
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.
Ann Laemmlen Lewis < Arthur Rudolf Laemmlen<Caroline Christiane Schott< Christina Bertha Sieber