Arnold in Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden, Germany |
Johann George Arnold★ (16??-1691),
Maria Stahl, and possibly
Anna Maria Waltz(in), and Rosina Geyger★
Johann George Arnold★ of Ballenberg and his wife Rosins
Geyger★ were the parents of
Philipp moved to Herrnshiem where he married Elizabeth Schuler von Wagner★.
the parents of Lorenz Arnold★
born 1715 in Herrnshiem. Lorenze Arnold married Eva Marie Marion★.
the parents of (Johann)
Peter Arnold★ born 1751. Peter married Elizabeth
Bardong★. They were the parents
of Anna Marie
Magdelena Arnold★ born
1788, who married Carl Franz Goehle★.
Note: There are some significant issues with the records for Johann
George Arnold in Ballenberg Mosbach, Baden, Germany
- Too many marriages
- Not enough deaths of wives
- The baptisms of children occur over too long a period of
- I can find only one death for J George Arnold
were at least two J George
Arnolds involved. The problem is that there is NOT ONE let alone TWO baptismal records
for J. George
Arnold in Ballenberg in the appropriate time frame and there is only ONE death record.
Of course, one J George Arnold could have died in another parish.
I am putting all of the records for J George Arnold under this one
heading, until such a time (if it ever occurs) that this can be worked out.
- As early as 1630 to 1640. This would be okay for J George (elder) but
problematic if there was only one J George Arnold because it would mean that he was 57
when Catherine was born in 1687. Even if I estimate the birth
at 1640 (based on an age of 20 at his marriage in 1660)
it would have made him 47 years old in 1687 — not
impossible but unlikely for the times.
Circa 1645 based on an age of 20 at the marriage of J George Arnold
to Anna Maria Waltz in 1665.
No baptism (baptisms) found in an appropriate time frame. There were several Arnold families in
Ballenberg at the
time of the birth of Johann George Arnold between 1621 and 1645
Note: All of the possible fathers are sons of Heinrch Arnold, senior, and his wife Margarethe Beuer.
Heinrich Arnold, junior, son of Heinrich Arnold and Margarethe Beuer, born 1592, tailor,
married Eva Zigler 1620, married Margareteh Statdmueller 1628. He died in 1636.
- Wendelin Arnold, son of Heinrich senior and Margarethe Beuer born 1595, miller/baker, married
Appolonia Beyer 1618,
married Anne Marie ________ after 1627 before 1629. Had last known child in 1643.
Sebastian Arnold, son of Heinrich senior and Margarethe Beuer born 1597 occupation unknown married
before 1624. Had last known child in 1635.
Heinrich Arnold Jr. (tanner) , son of Heinrich Arnold Sr. (tailor) and J George
Arnold (tailer) both had children named:
Johann Andrea, Suzanne and Dorothy. Suzanne and Dorothy were less popular names.
The IGI lists only 17 Dorothy Arnolds baptized in Baden between 1615 and 1865.
However, they only list one born in Ballenberg when the parish records show two.
Occupation of J George Arnold: Tailor
- The occupation taylor was not connected to George Arnold until the marriage to
Anna Marie Waltz in 1665. It was not listed at the 1667 marriage of George Arnold to
Rosina Geyger, but the 1679 baptism of Philip listed J George as a tailor and his wife as Rosina.
- Heinrich junior born 1592 and his father Hienrich senior born 15?? were both tailors.
Since occupations frequently ran in families it is possible that J George Arnold was the son of Hienrich junior.
In any event he is most likely the grandson of Heinrich senior.
Johann George Arnold to Maria Stahl Nov 1660 (IGI)
Honest young man Joannes George Arnold of Ballenberg with the prudent virgin
Maria Stahl(in),"inferior" Wittstadt [Unterwittstadt],
Nov 1660 witness Dom. Nicholas Ger--- "superor Wittstadt" [Oberwittstadt] and Michael Z-ff (?)
civis s-tor Ballenberg. (Parish records Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden, Germany)
Note: I believe the phrase "Honest young man" means he
had not been married before; regardless of what age he actually was at the time of the marriage
is the equivalent of "bachelor" in English.
- Marie Magdelena circa 1659. I did not find a birth record for Maria Magdelena.
Death: November 3, 1666 Maria Magdelena of Jois George Arnold of Ballenberg age 7 years
Note: If Marie Magdelena was actually 7 years old in 1666 it would mean that she was
born before the 1660 marriage of
J George and Maire Stalh. However, ages at death are frequently a little off.
- Maria Eva of Johann George Arnold and Maria 3 December 1661,
witness Marie Eva -unebrin ?? wife of D Pradoris
Death: 23 August 1666 Maria Eva of Jois George Arnold of Ballenberg daughter age 5
Johann Jacob of Johann George and Maria, 20 December 1663, witness, Jois Jacobi Scures (??) proctor
Death: Joes Jacob of Jois George Arnold Ballenberg son age 2, 26 November 1666
Note: All three known children of J. George Srnold died within a few monts of each other
in 1966. Their mother had died in 1664 and J George Arnold appears to have remaried
Death of Maria Arnold: 28 June 1664 Maria wife of Jois
George Arnold civis in Ballenberg
Marriage to Anna Maria Waltz(in), 1665:
Jois George Arnold sartor [tailor] cum pridica (?) virgine Anna Maria
(can't read — may be her father's name) Waltz(in)
Li ---- tirectious olim in Oberngi-- [Upper something — most likely a place]
witness Marious --hl,
February 1665 (Ballenberg Parish Records — have copy)
There are two marriage listings for Joannes George Arnold on the same day in February 1665.
They are listed next to each other.
In the first record the name is underlined but then on top of it is written another name.
I believe that it is a clerical error and
that the name should have actually been crossed out. Although I may be looking for
two J George
Arnolds it is hard to believe
that more than one "Joannes George Arnolds, tailor", of Ballenberg married
on the same day. LDS lists this as Anna Maria Tyraff, which I believe is the incorrect marriage.
Children of J George Arnold and Anne Marie Waltz: None listed IGI. None found in the Ballenberg parish records for children of J George between 1663 and 1671.
Death of Wife of Jois George Arnold - Anna Maria _______ (Waltz and/or Tyraff):
Wife of marriage in 1665. See above.
NONE FOUND between 1665 and 1667. THIS MAY MEAN THERE WERE TWO J GEORGE ARNOLDS.
Marriage of George Arnold, widow, to Rosine Geyger★ daughter of Jacob
Jois George Arnold widow et civis Ballenberg and Rosina★, daughter of Jacobi
Geyger★, p. t. aditus factelli in monte ligitimate filia virge, witness George Ziglar
and Baltahasar Kempff civis Ballenberg
11 January 1667 (Ballenberg Parish Records — have copy)
Note: The records for Geiger (Geyger) in Ballenberg are limited. They include the
marriage of Joannes Geiger to Margarethe Hartman 17 October 1628 and
the baptisms of their children
Johannes 16 October 1629 and Anna Maria 08 Sept 1632. I cannot find anything for Rosina (Regina)
Geiger daughter of Jacob born circa 1647 on the IGI. See Geyger at the bottom of the page.
Children of J George Arnold and Rosina Geyger:
Note: 4 years between marriage and first recorded baptism of child.
Death of Johannis George Arnold:
23 August 1691 Joannes George Arnold (More that is hard to read. I think
it says something about receiving the last rites.) (Ballenberg)
- Johann Andrea of Johann George Arnold, civis Ballenberg (no wife listed)
25 May 1671 witness Johann Andrea
Musoactes (hard to read) Schanberish (more I cannot read)
Further Record: No death, no marriage in Ballenberg
Suzanna of Johann George Arnold and Rosina his wife
07 August 1672 witness Susanna of Michael Schnaberich (???)
civis --toris et sentoris Ballenberg
civis senatoris Ballenberg
Further Record: No death, no marriage in Ballenberg
- Joannes Henricus of Joannis George Arnold "civis Ballenberg" 13 April 1675
(no wife listed) witness Joannes Henrici Tomas Echards p.m.
civis (smudge and faded ink) filius relecti legis [I think this means that the witness was
Joannes Henrici son of Thomas Echard, deceased]
Further Record: No death, no marriage in Ballenberg
Phillip Arnold★ (1679-1734) and Catherine Bach and
S(c)huler von Wagner★
For more information on Phillip Arnold and his descendants go to Arnold in
Birth: Philippi son of Joannes George Arnold civis et sartores in Ballenberg
and Rosina, 2 September 1679
witness Philippi N. [just the initial] ex Oberndorf "solnous"
Move to Herrnsheim, Hessen, Germany:
Sometime before his marriage to Catherine Bach in 1709 Phillip Arnold moved from
Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden to Herrnsheim, Hessen (outside of Worms). There are no records for him in Ballenberg
after his baptism in 1679 (Note: I did not check confirmation records.) He was 30 years old at the
time of his marriage to Catherine.
Catherine Bach(en) May 1709, Herrnsheim
- Joannes Georgeius 1710
- Maria Francisca 1713
Death of Catherine Bach Arnold: 16 May 1713
Marriage 2 of Phillip Arnold: The widow Phillipus Arnold to Elizabethe Shuler(in)
von Wagner 1714
Children of Philippi Arnold and Elizabethe Shuller von Wagner:
Death of Phillipi Arnold: 1734 (1684)
- [Johann] Lorenz Arnold* (1715-1763-)
- Elizabeth 1717
- Joannes Fredericus Arnold 1721
Death of Elizabethe Arnold: 1741
For more information on Phillip Arnold and his descendants go to Arnold in
- Dorothy Arnold (1683-) and Michael Oesterich
Dorothe (crossed out) and Anna Maria entered of Joannis Georgy Arnold civis
et sartores Ballenberg (no wife listed), 10 March 1683 witness,
of Johann Leonardi Hugels civis et ca-ponie Ballenberg
Marriage: Honest young man Michael Oesterich of Caspari Oeserich senatoris
Ballenberg et Anna Maria his wife, to virgin Dorothe Arnold daughter of Jois George Arnold deceased and
Rosina his wife Ballenberg, witnesses
Kiliany Oesterich and Michael Keitbach civis Ballenberg
14 November 1702
- Johannes Adamus of Michael and Dorothy
Oesterich "civis Ballenberg" witness Jois Adam Ebelein, "sartor and civis Ballenberg",
21 October 1703 (Ballenberg parish records)
Anna Barbara of Michael and dorothea Oesterich "civis Ballenberg" witness Anna Barbara wife of JOis Adam Ebelein
19 August 1706
- Catherine of Johann George Arnold et satores in Ballenberg and his wife, Rosina,
29 March 1687
witness Catherine Rudolphen (more I cannot read)
Further Record: No death, no marriage in Ballenberg
More on Rosina Arnold:
Rosina must have moved with her son Phillip to Herrnsheim. She died there in 1709
Death of Rosina Arnold: "Regina" Arnold (can't read two words - looks like "sini eula") vidua en Ballenberg -----
(page turned) 20 May 1709 (Herrnsheim)
Early Arnold records in Ballenberg
All of the Arnold families in Ballenberg having children in the early to mid 1600s
were the descendants of Heinrich Arnold, tailor, and his wife, Margarethe Beuer. Heinrich married in 1584
and had children 1585 through 1597.
There are two other Arnolds who married in Ballenberg in the 1500s:
- Hans (Johann) who had children between 1686 and 1594.
However, none of his children show up in later records. See Hans Arnold below.
- Wilhelm who married Ursula Zigler. They did not have children in Ballenberg
Heintz/Heinrich Arnold, Tailor, (15??-) and Margarethe Beuer
Birth: Unknown. No later than 1564, based on an age of 20 at his marriage in 1584.
The Ballenberg records do not start until 1583ish.
Occupation: Tailor per marriage of his son Heinrich in 1620.
Heinrich Arnold to Margarethe Beuer 1584
- Ursula 3 June 1585 of Heinz (Ballenberg Parish Records: have image)
Heintz Arnold (common word) Ursula can't read rest too fuzzy.
- Sebastian 13 September 1586 of Henrici (Ballenberg Parish Records)
Death: Another Sebastian born in 1597
- Anna Maria 24 Aug 1588 of Hientz Arnold (the common word I
cannot read "graniffu" ??) daughter (there is more but I cannot read it: Image fuzzy)
(Ballenberg Parish Records)
- Heinrich, Junior, tailor (1592-1635) and Eva Zigler and
Heinrich 11 November 1592 (He had a twin, Eva, see next entry: IGI and Ballenberg PR)
Eva Zigler 1620 (IGI)
14 July, 1620 (Three introductory words I can't read that are the same on most marriages
of the time) Henricy [of] Henreci Arnold sartoris et civis Ballinburg filiy with
Eva [of] Jacobi Ziegler relicta filia
Death of Eva Arnold: Eva wife of Henrici Arnold civis Ballenberg Jan 23, 1628 (Ballenberg PR)
(1621-) and Susanna Helbling
Michael of Heinrich Arnold civis et sartori Ballenberg witness Michael
Spekart civis et Lanis ibid dem June 21, 1621. (Ballenberg PR: not listed IGI)
Occupation: Tanner, leather worker per 1660 baptism of his daughter Marie Magedlena.
Marriage: (word) Youngman Michael Arnold son of Henrici Arnold civis Ballenberg,
of Joannes Helbling civis Landensis ??? witness Joannes Ziegler civis Ballenberg
--- g George E --- civis in Landia 23 Nov 1643 (Ballenberg PR and IGI)
Death: 17 July 1661 Terra mandates [to earth sent?] Michael Arnold coriarius[tanner, leather worker]
g-- sperats exercitio ciurio
militario e Grandtbeim
Ballenberg renersus selopelum solu-endo serpoum let-atilor lafet guatuor integris septimanis p-tienter pa-rus denun ob spero pie sandles exbalanit s-ig ana in (word, page turned) jireat.
- Joannes Andrea 05 March 1644 civis Ballenberg witness
Hornou-- ?? civis (Ballenberg PR)
- Susanne 30 May 1646 of Michael Arnold civis Ballenberg witness Appolinia
wife of Adam Tigler (Is this Zigler?) civis Ballenberg
- Dorothy 30 July 1648, can't read witness Dorothy can't read. There is a cross next to the
record which indicates a death, but I did not find a death record. (Ballenberg PR)
- Matthias 28 June 1649 Mathias son of Michael Arnold civis Ballenberg
witness Mathias Kisel civis ibid (Ballenberg PR)
Death: Another Mathias baptized in 1650, no death record found.
- Matthias 21 September 1650, civis Ballenberg witness Matthias Kisel civis can't read Ballenberg
- Michael 27 November 1652 can't read (Ballenberg PR)
Death: Another Michael baptized in 1655, did not find death record.
- Catherine 9 Oct 1653, witness Catherine can't read (Ballenberg PR)
- Michael 25 May 1655 (Ballenberg BR)
- Eva 13 June 1656, no wife listed (BPR) & (IGI)
- Joannes Adam 18 Oct 1657, son of Michael Arnold and Susanne witness Adam Zigler
- Marie Magdalena 25 January 1660, of Michael Arnold coriarius [tanner/leather worker] Ballenberg and Susanne witness Maria
Magdelena --- Ballenberg (Ballenberg PR)
Remarriage of Suzanna Helbling Arnold:
18 January 1662, honestus junenis Mathaus Schupp son of George Schupp guondam
civis Buchhermensis surviving son to
Susanne widow of Michael Arnold of Ballenberg
Note: Since none of the children of Michael Arnold and Susanne show up in later
Ballenberg records it is possible that the
family moved to
the home town of George Schupp.
Anna 01 May 1623 (IGI) May 1623 Anna of Henrici Arnold civis Ballenberg witness Anna wife of
Michael Specardt civis (Ballenberg PR: not listed IGI)
Death: She must have died as another Ann baptized
5 year break between the birth of Anna in 1623 and the death of Eva in 1628
Marriage: Henrich Arnold married Margarethe Statdmueller 1628 (IGI)
Henrici Arnold widow in Ballenberg to Margarteh relicta filia: Michael
Stadtmuller of Biringer ??? witnesses
George Sipff and Caspri Stadtmueller ?? 11 July 1828 (Ballenberg PR)
- Anne Marie (1631-) and Michael Ortlof
Anna Marie 07 May 1631 of Henrici Arnold "junior" and Margarethe witness
Anna wife of Michael Spishar?- Laniois (Ballenberg PR and IGI)
Marriage: Michael Ortlof (Several words I cannot read, this record is
squished in at the bottom of the page) to Anna of Henrici Arnold deceased Ballinburg civis witness Joannes Zigler (word) and George (cannot read),
February 20, 1651 (BPR)
Nothing listed under various spellings of Orthof
- Martin 21 Feb 1634 of Henrich and Margarethe no witness
(Ballenberg PR and IGI)
Death: Martin infan Henrici Arnold 9 Sept 1635 (Ballenberg PR)
Death Henrich Arnold, "junior": 5 August 1635, no other information (Ballenberg PR)
Death of Margarethe
- Eva 11 November 1592
of Heinrich Twins
11 November Heinrich Arnold (a common word in many records + two words) son and daughter Heinrich and Eva.
The film is too dark to read the witnesses.
(Ballenberg Parish Records: have image)
- Wendelin Arnold, Miller/Baker (1595-1657), Appolonia Beyer and Anne Marie ______
Wendelen of Heinrich 10 March 1595, witness Wendel
Sch---field ?? (Ballenberg Parish Records; have image)
Note: IGI Lists
this birth as the son of Hans but I see it as Heinrich and the marriage indicates
that he was the son of
Occupation: Pistoris — baker or miller
Marriage: Wendelin son of Henrici Annold sartoris Ballenberg
to Appolonia of Jois Beyer civis Ballenberg, 30 April 1618 (Ballenberg Parish Record)
Death of Appolonia Beyer Arnold: (Two words I cannot read) Appollonia
wife of Wendelin Arnold civis et "pistoris" Ballenberg, April 9 1627 (Ballenberg PR)
- Margarethe of Wendelen Arnold civis et pistoris of Ballenberg June 11, 1621
witness Margareteh Ziegherd ?? (Ballenberg PR: Not listed IGI)
Death: Margarethe of Wendelin Arnold civis et "pistoris" Ballenberg, 28 June,
3 (word) 1621
The death records start in 1585 with a break from 1602 to 1614. This was the
first death record for the name Arnold.
- Joannes of Wendelin 04 March 1626 "ex sacro fonte" (word &edash; Leuatg??) fuit
Jois Arnold (word — lajet?? ) Wendeliny civis et pistores Ballenberg, witness
Jois Zigler Aida ?? Ballenberg civic et carpitaris [carpentarius=cartwright]
Death: He must have died as another Johann was baptized 9 months later
- Joannes of Wendelin 12 December 1626 (IGI lists this as 1627. It is definitely 1626.)
Ex sacra fonte leuols ?? fuit Joes Arnold layet Wendeliny (word) pistoris Ballenberg witness Jois Zingler aida Ballenberg civis et
2nd Mariage of Wendelin Arnold: Anne Marie: Not listed on IGI
Death of Wendelin Arnold: Vige fino -artio Jan pio obys Wendelin Arnold 1657 (Ballenbert PR)
- Maria 10 September 1629 of Wendelen Arnold de Erlenbach and Anna Maria,
witness Maria wife of Michael ??? can't read page turned de Erlenbach (page turned)
(Ballenberg Parish Records)
Death: Anna Marie daughter of Wendelin Arnold January 2, 1638
- Ursula of WendelinArnold de Erlenbach and Anna Maria witness Catherine
wife of Joes Milles de Erlenbach 10 July 1631
(Ballenberg Parish Record)
- Anna Catherine of Wendel Arnold of Erlenbach and Anne Maria witness
Catherine wife of Johann (p.t.) de Erlenbach, 05 March 1633
(Ballenberg Parish Records)
- Unknown 1636: Confusing record
July 14, Adamus of Petrus Zipff witness Wendelini Arnold (two words I cannot read) next entry
July 17, "?" (sic) of Wendelini Arnold de Erlenbach and Anna Maria witness "Margarethe
Petri Zipff" Note: "Margarete Petri Zipff" = Margarethe of Petri Zipff. Since the witness is female
it is highly likely that the child was also female.
Adam Arnold (1640-) and Eva Rupfen
Adamus of Wendelin 1640 of Wendelen Arnold "lictoris"???? witness Adam Tager
(?) pratore ibid -- (Ballenberg PR)
Occupation: Overseer, bailiff, per 1669 baptism of his son Johann Andreas
Marriage: Adamus Arnold relictus filio [surviving son] of "Wend"
[page is turned but this must be Wendelin] married Eva Rupfen, daughter of Andrea Rupfen
deceased of Ballenbuerg 24 November 1659
- Catherine Arnold (1660-) and Johann Capfer
Catherine of Adam and Eve Arnold witness Catherine Pratoris in Gunerndoff ??
(no surname for Catherine) 12 August 1660 (Ballenberg PR)
Marriage: Joannes Capfer of Joannes Capfer p. m. incola
guondami ??? (faded ink) Catherine daughter of Adami Arnold civis et scani communitatis
- Joannes 22 October 1662, of Adam and Eva Arnold, Ballenberg, witness Johannes Bayr (Ballenberg Parish Records)
- Johannes Adam of Adam and Eva 22 July 1665, witness Jois Brim (??) adolescent ( BPR & IGI)
Death: Joes Adami of Adami Arnold infant August 3, 1664
- Anna Maria 9 September 1666, of Adami Arnold, witness Dorothea wife of Jois Bayers incola ibid
Joannes Andrea Arnold (1669-) and Catherine Schweitzer
Johann Andreas 31 August 1669, no wife listed, apparitoris
[apparitor=overseer, bailiff] (BPR & IGI)
Marriage: Joannes Andreas Arnold and Catherine Schweitzer 17 Jan 1690, father Adami Arnold (IGI)
Johann Andrea of Adami Arnold of Ballenberg and Catherine Schweinheim
of Michael Schweiheim ex Rosenberg legitimate daughter and Mathias Schepp
of Ballenberg and Valentine
Scheinheim 17 January 1690
Sebastian Arnold (1690-) and Maria Catherine German
Sebastian of Joannes Andrea and Catherine Arnold (cannot read two words) 06 February 1690,
witness Sebastian Kempff (three words) (BPR and IGI)
Young man Sebastian Arnold son of Joannis Andrea Arnold civis Ballenberg with virgin Marie Catherine German daughter
of Jacobi German p. m. incola Lungheimensis surviving daughter, witnesses Joannes Leonadiy Hornung and Leonardy
Sigler civis Ballenberg, 29 May 1714
- MARIA EVA ARNOLD 27 DEC 1715 Katholisch, Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden (IGI)
Occupation listed as fabri ferimiaro, witness, Maria Eva Zigler(in) daughter of Leonardi
Zigler Ballenberg (BPR)
- ANNA MARIA ARNOLD 21 DEC 1717 Katholisch, Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden (IGI)
of Sebastain Arnold fabri ferr---- [ maybe fabre ferrarius= horse shoe maker] and his wife
Catherine witness Anna Maria Kayferin ??? more I cannot read
- JOANNES LEONARDUS ARNOLD 10 JUN 1719 Katholisch, Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden (IGI)
- APOLLONIA ARNOLD 04 SEP 1723 Katholisch, Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden (IGI)
- Maria Catherine of Andrea Arnold and Catherine Gehstern Episcosa colerana carochi famila ???
1692 (Ballenberg PR)
Adam Arnold of Joannes Andrea Arnold and Catherine witness Albert (????) Otto,
civis Ballenberg, 23 Feb 1695
Death: Jois Adamy of Andrea Arnold 2 years October 2, 1696
- Maria Catherine of Joannes Andrea Arnold and Catherine
witness Catherine Geflberin (?) epescopiu Luberana parochi famula ????
17 January 1697
Death: Maria Catherine of Andrea Arnold 27 January 1697 10 days
- Joannes of Joannes Andrea Arnold and Catherine witness Joannes Binder son of
Johannes Binder 7 April 1698
Death: Joannes of Joannes Andrea Arnold 21 June 1700 age 2 years
- Joannes Leonardi Arnold of Joannes Andrea and Catherine of Ballenberg witness Jos Leonardi Horning of
Horning civis Ballenberg, 28 August 1700 (Ballenberg PR)
- Anne Maria of Joannes Andrea Arnold and Catherine
of Ballenberg Anne Marie -- of J Bender genatorie filia libera ??, May 6, 1702
- Joanne Andres of Joannes Andrea Arnold and Catherine witness Joes "Leonardis"
Hornumo civis Ballenberg, 29 March 1704
- Joannes Martinus of Joannes Andrea Arnold and Catherine
civis Ballenberg winess Joannes Martin Krobis prim (s, h or f_) sang civis
Ballenberg, 23 October 1705
- Marie Catherine of Joannes Andrea Arnold and Catherine witness "Anne Marie" of Jois Leonardi Honumo
Feb 14, 1708
- Johann Adam 14 April 1672 of Adam Arnold and Appari---- Ballinberg, witness Johnn Adam _____,
record faded and hard to read (Just Adam listed by IGI) (BPR & IGI)
- Johann Balthasar 18 Decmeber 1674 of Adam and "Anna Marie" his wife
apparitoris et civis Ballenberg
witness Balthasar Kempffen* civis et lanioni Ballenenberg, ligitimate son of ??
(BPR & IGI)
Death: Johannes Balthasar of Adami Arnold April 1675
Note: *Balthasar Kempff was a witness to the marriage of J George Arnold and
Rosina Geyger in 1667
- 1676 Maria Margarethe of Adam Arnold and Eva, Ballenberg witness Margareth daughter of Balthasar Kempff
filia (Ballenberg PR & IGI)
Laurentio filio of Wendilini Arnold "partis partino"
Laurentio Bogg Senator--
Ballenberg (Ballenberg PR)
Death of Anne Marie Arnold: Maria of Wendelin Arnold P. M. civis g-condam et apparis ???
vidua smudged date 1679.
- Sebastian Arnold (1597-??) and Margarethe _____
Birth: Sebastian of Heinrich Arnold, 20 October 1597
witness Sebastian Zi---- (hard to read) (Ballenberg Parish Records)
Marriage: Margarethe ____
- Maria of Sebastian Arnold civis Ballenberg witness Marie Meech ?? Ziegler civis et pistoris ibid
can't read page turned, 3 Jul 1624 (Ballenberg PR)
- Barbara of Sebastian Arnold Ballenberg 11 Nov 1627 (Ballenberg PR)
Sebastian Arnold of Ballenberg (some common words I cannot read) mit
(word used in several other marriages on that page) Barbara matrina Engari (three words not used in
other records) Vooz, Nobember 11, 1627
Death: Barbara filia of Sebastian Arnold March 1645 (Ballenberg PR)
- Michael of Sebastian and Margarethe 08 May 1630, witness Michael son of Wolgang can't read
(Ballenberg PR and IGI)
- Eva Arnold and Joannis Brunner
Eva of Sebastian and Margarethe 29 August 1632, witnss "Barbara" wife of Michael Oester ??
(Ballenberg PR and IGI).
Marriage: Eva Arnold to Johann Brunner:
22 June 1654, Joes Brunner son of Caspari Brunner balnentoris ??? to the virgin Eva Arnold
daughter of Sebastian Arnold witness Caspari Brunner and Andrea (cannot read) Ballenberg.
- Joannes of Sebastian 18 July 1636
Death of Sebastian Arnold:
Death of Margarethe Arnold: Dec 21 1663 defuncta est Margarethe vidua of Sebastian Arnold can't read rest
Death of Heinrich Arnold
Death of Margarethe Bauer Arnold
Odd Record connected to Heinrich Arnold
Margarethe Arnold and Michael Norpel
Birth: Daughter of Heinrich per marriage
Marriage of Margarethe Arnold 1636:
07 June 1636 Michael Norpel (per LDS, It is hard to read. Norpel per other Ballenberg records.) son of Peter (words) Ballenberg to Margarethe
of Heinrich Arnold (can't read) witnesses Jo--- Zip--burg and Andrea ----
Hans Arnold (15??-) and Barbara
Death of First Wife ???: No Arnold deaths between 1586 and 1588
- Eva of Hanns 08 January 1586
Hans Arnold son of Gorg Arnold (two words) to Barbara Lutz surviving daughter of Phillip Lutz (two words)
December 17, 1588
Deaths: No Hans, Barbara, Adrean, Michael, Peter or Laurenz.
Andrean 09 Feb 1589 to Hanns
- Michael of Hanns Arnold, witness Michael E-gler-- 07 Feb 1592
- Petris of Hanz 12 March 1593 (The IGI says Petrus, but I am having a hard time seeing that;
— 12 March "Hanz Arnold" followed by two words I cannot read the second could be Petrus", then comes "Ludwig" followed by two words I
can't read) (Ballenberg Parish Records — have image)
- Laurenz of Hanz 08 May 1594
- Wendelini of Hans 10 Mar 1595
There are no further records in Ballenberg for Hans, Barbara and their children.
Wilhelm Arnold (15??-) and Ursula Zigler
Marriage: Wilhem Arnold no father listed to Usurla Zinger daughter of Hans Zinger
(cannot read several words), 09 May 1591
Childen: None listed in Ballenberg
1693 September 28 Adam Arnold (more I cannot read, no age)
1693 October 22, Eva Arnold, no other information
- No Arnold baptisms 1615 to 1620
No Arnold baptisms 1635 to 1639 ???
- The IGI lists a baptism of Johannes son of Johann Arnold 19 January 1650 — I read
this record as:
Joannes filio Joannes [Arnold crossed out and nothing else entered] satoris in Oberhart witness Joannes
Arnold. I believe that this record is a clerical error.
The records for the Catholic Parish Church in Ballenberg were recorded in Latin from the
first records in 1583.
Geyger in Ballenberg
The records for the name Geiger (Geyger) are limited:
Johannes Geyger and Walpugus Hoepf
Andreas Geyger and ________
Johannes Geyger and Margarethe Hartman
Birth: No later than 1608 based on an age of 20 years at the time of his marriage.
Father, Mathias, per marriage record.
Marriage: Joannes Geiger deceased father
Andreae Geiger de Schetler-haus (???) to Margarethe Hartmann of deceased
Antoni Hartmann 17 October 1628, witness Johann Zigler (cannot read two words) and
Ma---- cannot read las name de Erlenbach (Ballenberg Parish Records)
Joannes 16 October 1629 of Johann and Margarethe Geiger
- Ottilia "gemelle [twins] 08 September 1632 of Johann Geiger de Sch---haus and his
wife, Margarethe, witness Marie wife of Jois Zigler
Note: The IGI lists Otillia's birth as 09 Sept 1862
Note: These are the only Geyger births listed in Ballenberg by LDS.
Birth: Nolater than 1624 vased on an age of 20 at the time of his marriage to
Joannes Geiger to Walpugus Hoepf June 1642
June 1642, Johannes Gieger incola - more I cannot read-
to Walpurges Hoepf daughter of deceased Andreas Hoepf (Ballenberg Parish Records)
Children: None baptized in Ballinberg
Jacob Geyger and _________
Witness: Jois Jacobus Geyger (two words I cannot read) Joannes
was a witness to the baptism, of
Joannes Jacobi of Melchior Ziegler civis Ballenberg, 13 May 1679
- Rosina Geyger and Johann
Birth: No later than 1647 based on an age of 20 at the time of her marriage in 1667.
Father Jacobi Geyser based on marriage record.
See Arnold above.
Death of J Jacobi Geyser: Johanny Jacoby Geyger September 3, 1693, witnesses:
-- incola Ballenberg,
(more I cannot read)
Death of wife: See deaths below
Death: Gertrudis of Jois Geiger ex Und--- wife sine fac--- something mariti, year ???
Death: Agatha Geiger age 70 years April 4, 1693 (Born circa 1623)
Marriage 1671, Agnes Geyger daughter of Johann Geyger : Leonardis Kuesbach Johannes Kuesbach incola - faded edge -
next line, filius et Agnes Geygerin Johannes Geyger - faded edge next line S. Johannes
prope Ballenberg legit filia - faded edge, next line Johannes Andreas Ziegler civis et sena - faded edge- next line
gins Gotzinger incola Dicpace----, 9 February 1671
Marriage 1694, Anna Marie daughter of Johann Geyger: Anna Marie Geiger(in) daughter of Johann Geriger legitimate daughter
in Hungen - words I cannot read- to Johann Ehrenfried ex Underis son of Andreas
Ehrenfied - more - witness Johann "Gerich" ex Hingern (??), 12 July 1694. Born no later than
1674 based on an age of 20 at the time of her marriage in 1694
Ballenberg, Mosbach, Baden, Germany
Today Ballenberg is a village which forms part of the city of Ravenstein.
It lies several miles off the motor way between Wurtzburg and Stuttgart.
Ravensten includes not only the village of Ballenberg, but also
the villages of Oberwittstadt, Unterwittstadt, Erlenbach, Hugheim and Merchingen.
The Internet automatic translation from the German to English lists Ballenberg as
Willkommen in Ravenstein
contains a lot of information on the area. It includes some photos of
Much of the following information comes from the Ravenstein web site.
Count Boppo I of Krautheim asked King Albert I of Eberstein
to grant the city of "ball mountain" [Ballenberg] legal status in 1306.
About 100 years earlier in
1212 the first documents to contain the name were connected to the "Knight Conradus
of Ball Castle".
Until 1228 it seemed to be called "Ball Castle".
However, the hill graves at Germarkung indicate that
the area went even further back in time.
One interpretation of the place name has pre-Christian origins and it is the suspected
site of a pagan stonghold.
Ballenberg, Erlenbach, Hungheim, Oberwittstadt and Unterwittstadt were predominately Catholic villages.
Merchingen was predominantly Protestant but was also and important seat of a Jewish community.
The Peasant War in Germany, Fredrich Engels
In 1233/4 Heinrich, the son of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II of the House
of Hohenstaufen revolted against his father and claimed the title of emperor for himself.
Heinrich, born in 1211 the oldest son of Frederick II, had been under the
tutelage of the Archbishop Englebert I of Cologne who crowned
him King of Germany in 1222. Heinrich was involved in various
political intrigues in addition to the insurrection against his father.
Heinrich's rebellion failed by 1235 but in 1234 his troupes had lain siege
against "Ball Castle" which had been loyal to Frederick II. It is assumed that the local
population suffered during the siege.
In 1359/60 Ballenberg was sold for 1220 gilders to Gerlach von Nassau
(1322-1371), Archbishop of Mainz.
The Archbishops of Mainz 1 were influential ecclesiastic and
secular princes of the Holy Roman Empire
and the most influential religious leaders north of the Alps.
Ballenberg remained under the
control of the Archbishops of Mainz until 1803. The connection to the
Archbishop of Mainz
may explain why Philip
Arnold moved from Ballenberg to Herrnsheim circa 1709 as Herrnsheim also had
connections to the Archibishops of Mainz.
In the aftermath of Mainz" Ballenberg remained a small village". "Even the people were not serfs" and they
appear to have collected some sort of tax from the surrounding villages.
From 1503 there was always a "mainzsicher official, in the city who had the final say".
Georg Metzler, an innkeeper from Ballenberg was one of the peasant leaders
in the of the War of the Peasants (1524-25).
The uprising, which occurred throughout much of Germany, was suppressed by the nobles.
Ballenberg which had been involved in the
uprising was plundered, "severely punished", fined and "Nine people were exhausted." (I assume they were executed.)
The area lost its right to self government. The city keys had to be handed to the bailiff every morning and returned every
Serfdom was reintroduced and not abolished until 1660.
During the 30 Years War, Ballenberg was occupied by the Swedes from 1631 to 1634.
It suffered from fever and hunger during that time.
Ballenberg remained under the spiritual guidance of the
"Electorate Mainz" until 1803 when it fell
to the Principality of Salm-Krautheim.
"Falkenbergeer" a beautiful timbered house near the church dated to 1598. In 1598 a town hall was built.
There was originally only one road between the two city gates.
The above information was loosely taken from the "Welcome to Ravenstein" web
site with some other
"In Odenwald, where Wendel Hipler, nobleman
and former chancellor of the Courts von Hohenlohe, and Georg Metzler,
and innkeeper from Ballenberg near Krautheim, headed the revolutionary party,
the storm broke out already on March 26. The peasants marched from all direction
towards the Tauber. The two thousand men of the Rothencamp joined the as well.
Georg Metzler took command and after the arrival of all reinforcements marched
on April 4 to the monastery of Schonthal on the Jagst, where he was joined by the
peasants of Neckar valley."
International Civic Heraldry site says that
Ballenberg was a possession of the Counts of Eberstein from 1250. King Albrecht
I granted the city rights in 1306. In 1359 the city was sold to the Archbishops of Mainz,
and belonged to the State of Mainz until 1803.
Matthias Vehe-Glirius born Ballenberg (1545-1590), a "radical anti-Trinitarian
"Although in later life Vehe continued to describe himself as a native of Ballenberg, the
village within the territory of the Archbishop of Mainz where he was born sometime
during the mid 1540s, the family eventually moved north to settle in Königshofen, where
his father worked as a miller."
The Heidelberg Antitrinitarians
1 Martin Luther wrote his letter protesting the sale of indulgences to the Archbishop of Mainz in 1517.
1850: Europe, past and present: a comprehensive manual of European geography and ...
By Franz Heinrich Ungewitter
Ballenberg with only 600 inhabitants "but is remarkable as the birth-place of Geroge Metzler, chief
leader in the war of the peasantry in 1525."
1906: A Short History of Germany: 9 A.D. to 1871 A.D.
By Ernest Flagg Henderson
"Probably no single episode of the war aroused such a bitter desire for vengeance against
the peasants as the events which took place at Weinsberg in Wiirtemberg. The peasants of
the Odenwald, led by George Metzler, the tavern keeper of Ballenberg, had surrounded the town,
in which was a small Austrian garrison commanded by Count Louis of Helfenstein. As so
often happened in this war, the body of citizens sided with the peasants, and
the count and his followers, many of whom were noblemen, fell into the hands of the
insurgents. With the deliberate purpose of striking terror into the neighborhood,
it was decided
to make the prisoners run the gauntlet between two lines of spears. The poor countess,
a natural daughter of the Emperor Maximilian, was obliged to stand by while, with
hideous mockery, her husband, together with several nobles, was led to his doom.
His former piper, Melchior Nonnenmacher, declaring that now he would play him
the right kind of a dance, preceded him down the terrible avenue, wearing a
hat with a waving plume which he had snatched from his master's head. Another
of the ringleaders, Jacquelin Rohrbach, dressed in the count's damask doublet,
stepped boldly before the countess as she clung to her infant son,
who had been wounded in the confusion. She herself was afterward placed
in a common manure cart and driven off to Heilbronn. Such scenes as this,
it must be acknowledged, were rare in the history of the war. Valuable property
was destroyed, nearly one thousand castles and monasteries were laid in ashes,
and no heed was paid to the priceless treasures of the libraries and art
collections. We hear on one occasion of the peasants wading knee-deep in the
torn manuscripts of a monastery. But, on the whole, life seems not often to
have been wantonly sacrificed. Nevertheless, enough had been done to rouse
to furious opposition, not only the princes and lords of Germany, but also
the very man on whose moral support the peasants had most counted, and who
might, could he have adopted a different tone, have guided the movement
into gentler courses."
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