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(1618-1648) Thirty Years' War (Germany) webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

1701 - King of Prussia crowned webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
Prussia becomes a kingdom
1705 - January 8 - George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg
1717 - January 14 - German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
(1740-42) The Silesian War (Germany) webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
Germany1740 - Frederick the Great crowned King of Prussia
"Frederick the Great was the most important of all the Prussian rulers. The great-grandson of the...
World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -
First Silesian War; Frederick II of Prussia conquers Austrian province of Silesia
World History1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History(1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -
(1756-63) The Seven Years' War webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
World HistoryFebruary 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778
World HistoryJune 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779
World History1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

World History1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

World History1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

World History1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden...Read MORE...

World History1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839
World History1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of... - September 9, 1845
1849 - April 2 – Revolutions of 1848 in the German states end in failure.
April 2, 1849
News  1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator
In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following...Read MORE...

News  "German Toast" - An 1858 Breakfast Treat!
Two eggs, one pint of milk, and flour enough to make a thick batter; cut wheat bread into very thin ...Read MORE...

1866 - Prussian-Austrian War

History of Germany
Oliver Hulme (
A history of Germany,...

Austro-Prussian War (Seven Weeks War) begins after disagreements over the administration of...
News  1867 - Why Do German Women Make Good Wives
The culinary art forms a part of the education of women in Germany. The well-to-do tradesman, like...Read MORE...

News  1868 - It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 18, 1868
(1870-71) Franco-Prussian War webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
World History1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870
News  1870 - Twenty four thousand emigrants left Germany during the first four months of the present year.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 4, 1870
Germany1871 - Wilhelm I crowned Prussian King webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm -
World History1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

1871 - Treaty of Frankfurt ends Franco-Prussian War; German Empire recognized and France loses Alsace-Lorraine

News  1871 - Preserving the Flavor of Butter
The German Agriculturalist says that a great portion of the fine flavor of fresh butter is...Read MORE...

1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).
January 29, 1886
1888 - Frederick III was on the 12th formally proclaimed Emperor of Germany, and he issued a proclamation to the people in which he declared that the policy of the dead ruler should be continued.
A fortune of three hundred million marks in cash was left by the late Emperor William, of Germany.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 17, 1888
News  1888 - Fire on the 29th at Huenfield, Germany, destroyed two hundred houses and made fifteen hundred persons homeless and destitute.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 3, 1888
1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
The Various...

1891 - January 1 - Paying of old age pensions begins in Germany.
January 1, 1891
World History1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere. ... pages/ h2286.html - May 1, 1893
News  1895 - March 30 – Rudolf Diesel patents the Diesel engine in Germany.
March 30, 1895
World History1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

"CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and ...Read MORE...

News  1899 - March 6 – Felix Hoffmann patents aspirin and Bayer registers its name as a trademark.
March 6, 1899
1900 - Population of Germany - 56,367,178

News  1900 - July 2 - The first zeppelin flight is carried out over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

2 July 1900 Zeppelin Flight (in German)
2. Juli 1900 - Start des ersten...

World History1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII. - January 22, 1901
World History1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a...
Brian Carovillano on January 18, 2003 ( -
World History1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906
News  1910 - Germany Enjoys a "Fat" Christmas
Year of Immense Prosperity Ending, and People are Spending Lavishly.


World History1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and ...Read MORE...

1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an...Read MORE...

World History1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool. - May 7, 1915
Germany1918 - The Kingdom of Prussia ended in 1918.

World History1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire. - October 31, 1918
1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to...Read MORE...

1923 - Adolf Hitlers Nazis unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the German government in the Beer Hall Putsch

Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch
Khan Academy (
News  1926 - Germany is admitted to the League of Nations

World History1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the... - February 11, 1929
World History1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W.... - February 18, 1930
1934 - Adolph Hitler succeeds Hindenburg as leader of Germany

1935 - Nuremburg Racial Laws limiting Jewish rights announced at Nazi Party Rally (Germany)

1937 - Hindenburg disaster
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 ...Read MORE...

1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939
World History1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940
World History1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind. - December 11, 1941
World History1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:
155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the ...Read MORE...

World History1945 - September 2 - World War II ends
Japan Surrenders Formally, Unconditionally to Allies in Short Ritual; V-J Day Today

Truman Lauds Day of Victory Over Tyranny
Bright New Era of Hope of International Good Will...

World History1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council. - February 25, 1947
World History1948 - The State of Israel is officially created
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of... -
World History1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

"Naming himself head of state, communist...

World History1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The... - June 25, 1950
World History1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of... - July 27, 1953
World History1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are...

1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

World History1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon
Taken There By Spacemen

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Two Americans, who strode the moon's surface for the first time and raised their nations' banner above it,...Read MORE...

World History1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979
World History1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn

World History1981 - First reported case of AIDS

World History1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper... - May 16, 1985
1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.

World History1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over - December 3, 1989
1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

World History1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
"At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s... - August 2, 1990
World History1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.

World History2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Christian STEPHENS (abt. 1839 - aft. 1872) & Paulina WAGNER (May 1834 - aft. 1904)
Johann Carl THEUNERT (bef. 1841 - ) & Amalie GLAUBITZ (bef. 1841 - )
Johann Carl August FEIGE (bef. 1825 - ) & Christiane Rosine SCHIEBLER (bef. 1825 - )

Johann Philipp KREISLER (26 August 1672 - 1744) & Johanna BRAUN (11 December 1676 - 5 July 1750)
married 26 April 1701

Christian Gottlob TESCHNER ( - ) & UNKNOWN ( - )

Johann Gottlob SEIDEL ( - ) & Johanne Rosine THEUNERT ( - )
married 1832

William REINHARDT (abt. 1800 - 13 September 1878) & Rachel Henriette Fredericka HENKELL (abt. 1821 - 13 November 1899)
married abt. 1834

(Georg) Jacob GIMLICH (GEMLICH) (21 October 1814 - 2 October 1862) & Frideriqua OHL (1814 - 25 February 1842)
married 31 March 1836

Johann Jacob KIRCHNER (abt. 1810 - 1 August 1882) & Dorothea GIMLICH (GEMLICH) (8 March 1821 - 15 March 1911)
married 8 August 1839

(Georg) Jacob GIMLICH (GEMLICH) (21 October 1814 - 2 October 1862) & Mary (Anna Maria) LANGE GREIBER (LEDIG) (26 December 1816 - 7 February 1905)
married 10 July 1842

Jacob JESSE (JASSEY) (July 1839 - 26 January 1905) & Dorytha KEMITZ (KEMINTZ) (August 1837 - aft. 1900)
married abt. 1865

Franz J. WAGNER (18 April 1841 - aft. 1920) & Louisa E KUMMEL (3 December 1845 - 4 January 1917)
married 8 April 1866

Jacob GRILL (15 April 1851 - 30 September 1927) & Theresa HANNERSDORFER (20 April 1849 - 1 August 1917)
married abt. 1875

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