Saturday, July 28, 2012

Surname Saturday : Reisenburg

The REISENBURG surname is in my paternal line.  The origins of the surname are German, though much is unknown at this point.  There is also the possibility that the surname should be Wissenborn, and is a mis-interpretation from a 19th century mug book.

Stories and history :

Ahnentafel # 89 : Hannah Reisenburg (     -bef1839).  Hannah was born in Helbourg, Saxony and died before 1839 there.  She married Jasper Metzner (c1780-1838).  Jasper was born circa 1780 and died 1838 at sea.  They were the parents of 8 children, at least 3 of whom emigrated to America.  Nothing further known at this point.  The Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana (Lewis Publishing, Chicago, 1887, pp. 585-6) states that John Metzner's parents were Jasper and Hannah (Reisenberg) Metzner, and that Jasper died at sea.  

Related blog posts :

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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