Closed circles of social inbreeding marriage

The present study is a summary of the results of a degree thesis (1959) the Middle School Teacher Institute, Göttingen. It belongs to a series of research on the topic: “The socio-historical significance of closed social circles Marriage inbreeding” in northern Germany.

To date, widespread and easily detectable it is often deep-generational “Untereinanderverwandstein” in certain social circles, some of the nobility or of the owners of an old farming village, or even the leading families of the financial and industrial, and it does not even need to act locally close to pulling limits. The marriages within the same social strata asked why “social inbreeding” called in parallel with the concept of biological inbreeding.

It will be shown, which socio-historical and sociological significance of this known fact plays. As an example of the specific findings here is Osterode in the Harz Mountains and the important business dynasty Schachtrupp. It results in surprising contexts of Filitationen, which can follow up with no problems even in the breadth and temporal depth. Already the results presented here detail a revealing picture of the relatives- = Density of integration of urban social stratification.

The starting point of this study is therefore the südhannoversche sex Schachtrupp namely his Easter or branches, plus a further branch. They come from all of a Burchard Schachtrupp, The native of Lippstadt, aged 28 Years, at the 11. 10.1653 acquired citizenship in Osterode. By the 1653 marriage of the wall is screened Westphalia Burchard Schachtrupp sex with Anna King grows gradually into the population of the resin edge and later generations been a part of the clan structure.

To the family circle are the descendants of the iron pool tail factor and the descendants of generations of Martin Engelbrecht, and the family Stisser. (Other families included are Bertling, Konerding, Crauel, Mecke, Nanne, Peinemann, Jani, Kohler, Hieronimy, Strike, Hagemann, Cooper, Oehlmann, Raven, Schrader) They come from places such as St. Andreas Berg, Einbeck, Wernigerode, Wolfenbüttel, That, Hanover, Salzderhelden, Bodenburg, Hildesheim, etc.. These genealogies are presented here, now included in some time pursued in the database. The ancestral lines of the Berlin Council families (see references below) can be considered in the database.


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