Anna Barbara Schön
m. 2 Nov 1691
Facts and Events
From "Germanna History", Notes:
After the birth of Anna Maria Blanckenbühler in 1687, there is a gap in the church records of a few years. The mostly likely cause was war, probably due to an invasion by the French. During such periods, the pastors often took the church books to a more remote location (and perhaps took himself also). When the church books resume, we find that Anna Barbara (Schön) Blanckenbühler married Johann Jacob Schluchter on 2 Nov 1691. Herr Schluchter acquired a ready made family of four step-children aged four to nine years.
Johann Jacob Schluchter was born about 1652 and some records indicate he was from "Hollsultz". He died 13 Feb 1698 so Anna Barbara was left as a widow for the second time when she was 34 years old. Her family had grown by the addition of Henerich Schluchter, born 7 May 1697.
Four years later, Anna Barbara married her third husband, Cyriacus Fleischmann on 5 Mar 1701 in Neuenbürg. Cyriacus is noted as "of Klings" and his father was Weltin Fleischmann. Three children were born to Anna Barbara and Cyriacus in Neuenbürg:
At the birth of Hans Peter, Anna Barbara has seven living children with a spread of 26 years in their ages.
Anna Maria Blanckenbühler was the first child to marry. On 18 Nov 1711 in Neuenbürg, at the age of 24, she married Johann Thomas, the son of Albrecht Thomas. They had three children born in Neuenbürg:
Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married Apollonia Käffer in Neuenbürg on 6 May 1714. Two children were born in Neuenbürg:
The father of Apollonia was Wolfgang Käffer who seems to have originated in the region of Ansbach, some distance to the east. Apparently he lived in Zaberfeld, Kreis Heilbronn, Württemburg for a brother of Apollonia, Jerg Niclas Käffer was born there 20 Jul 1701. Wolfgang died on 8 Aug 1728 in Zaberfeld. His wife was Elisabetha.
The day after Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married, Johann Mattheus Blankenbühler, tailor, married Anna Maria Mercklin on 7 May 1714 in Oberderdingen, Württemburg. Anna Maria was born 12 March 1693 in Oberderdingen to Hannes Jacob Mercklin and Königunda ( ? ). Mattheus and Anna Maria may have lived in Oberderdinger for that is where the birth of one child is recorded:
No marriage has been found in Germany for Hans Balthasar Blanckenbühler though when he stepped off the ship in Virginia he had a wife but no children.