Digital Library, Genealogies, Social History

The professors at the University of Giessen considered genealogical

The story of the professor's gallery on the year 1629 back, So the time in which the University of Giessen was moved to Marburg. (1624-1650) From the 25. More 1625 to 5. More 1650 pulled the university because of the plague and the 30-year war to Marburg, between 1633 they stayed for 12 Months, again casting. The existing gallery in this paper is shown only schematically. Much more interesting are the genealogical research on this. Here are the relationships uncovered within the Giessen faculty population. They are a perfect example of the genetics (sized inbreeding, Marriage parties or Berufsversippung) links us with familiar names.

Looking at the 4 following pedigrees in detail, then the connection is immediately very clear on. Since a number of professors are connected to the rear of a family named Marburg “ORTH”. Also interesting is the fact, that Goethe's ancestry traced to three different ways to Anthony Orth. It can be used that is already in this way make many connections.

For the Orth-descent is thus also a kinship relationship with the Landgrave of Hesse, the University of Marburg (1527) and Giessen (1607) have established: Philip the Magnanimous (1504-1567) and his grandson Ludwig V. (1577-1626) Is clearly visible, that when these two rulers Generations- and his contemporaries on the tables at once the first Marburg or. Giessen University Professors occur: “Weigel, Dorstenius, Dieterich, Steuber, Mentzer, Antoni, Winckelmann, Feuerborn, or in Journal 3 with the names Rambach, Fog, Saviour, Leyser, by Klipstein, of the Senckenberg, of Grolmann, usw.”! These signs point but also point to another known fact, namely that the level of academics is especially common in families minister. This “Country Priest” would be seen as a means of social ascending limb families.

The leaves 1-3 form a whole with the main axis “Goehte-Orth” while panel 4 a very different situation lists. The ancestors of Liebig were almost without exception “little people” (Shoemaker, Schneider, Plowmen) they did not include representatives of intellectual professions. In the offspring, but it is teeming with all kinds of professors; we find names such as “Delbrück, Karl Thiersch, Adolf von Harnack, etc.”….


Siegfried Rösch, 1957 (Full Text)