Goethe's ancestors

Research into the origins of a person of high interest and the descent of a person was of the utmost importance for our world, that is to the right of the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Born 28.8.1749 in Frankfurt am Main, died on 22.3. 1832 in the Weimar years and ennobled 1782.

With his background and life story dealt Dr. Carl Knetsch, of this book 1908 published in Leipzig with the publisher Klinkhardt & Biermann.

The sources include the Frankfurt and Wetzlar church records and lists of citizens served in the Frankfurt City Archives, the church records of Artern, Berka, Weikersheim, Nassau and Wettringen. The whole is backed by many family trees and provides a comprehensive overview of his life and work. (Download)

Another book with detailed genealogical analysis is titled: ” Goethe's family trees – A genealogical representation” Author: Heinrich Diintzer, Publisher Friedrich Andreas Perthes: Gotha 1894 (Download)

Also the Live picture of Goethe's mother provides valuable information. It was published by Karl Heinemann, 7. Edition and published in Leipzig: Publisher sailor, 1903

Is provided with many family trees, the book Goethe's ancestors, by Dr. Karl Knetsch. Published Leipzig: Publisher Klinkhardt & Biermann 1908

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