This section provides access to the files that were used to create the Wiederhold genealogy. The primary source are the 12 volunes written by Alfred Wiederhold and published around 1985. The collection is quite large.
Public sources, as Wkipedia entries are omitted, although they may change over time. No material subject to copyright is included. See the
description of the methods used in interpreting those sources.
The tree and working documents include some annotations, specifying what and when data were entered into into my Ancestry software (FTW). Data entered prior to 2015 are available on
MyHeritage, but that tree contains some errors that are being corrected in a new and greatly expanded version, to be published in 2019.
All pages here are set up to open in a new tab of your browser, so that the data are easier to navigate. Please inform Gio if you find errors while navigating these files, telling me where the error occurred.
Alfred Wiederhold books, as published
The 12 books can be grouped into 4 categories:
- 2 detailed Felsberg volumes, their sections are shown below.
- 3 Detailed Homberg (Efze) volumes, their sections are shown below.
- 4 volumes of many charts only for various locations (Verschiedene Orte) of greatly varying complexity, shown in a distinct list.
- Three other volumes:
- Single, unclassified entries from various sources
- Pictures and papers related to Wiederhold Coat-of-Arms
Alfred Wiederhold's own story, translated into English.
Navigating the volumes is not easy, although these notes provide some guidance. The families, their relationships, and the discoveries of information about them are complex. I follow the original layout of the books here, although I had to jump around when entering data. I am still learning.
Some guidance for using the charts listed here is proved in the
introduction to the VerschiedeneOrte volumes, since those have only charts.
Gio maintains a
record of the work that has been done to place the information into a file suitable for sharing and publication. Included is a list of other major sources that have contributed to the Wiederhold Genealogy. This file is periodically updated as more of the books is transcribed.
This remainder of this section will provide access to the scans of the original 9 volumes. I will also post the annotated versions of these volumes, showing some corrections, additional linkages, etc.
There is a general Introduction, welcoming the readers (13 pages, in German. It was written in 1961 and explains the conventions used for the remaining volumes.
It also includes the earliest references (1441-1507) that Alfred found. Subsequent entries are in the Homberg and Felsberg books.
It was bound with Homberg Volume 1.
Another distinct source is a multi-page chart that focuses on
Wiederhold nobility. It attempts to link entries that also appear in detailed text. It is copied and edited from a 1699 document that seemed intended to establish the status of a Wiederhold daughter to be married into the rich family of the mayor of Bremen.
Stammfolgen Wiederhold aus Felsberg
The two Felsberg volumes were the earliest books published. They include entries for the authors: (Alfred Wiederhold *1918, in Felsberg Vol.2, Section Dd pp.79,91-94) and my (Gio Wiederhold *1936, Felsberg Vol.1, Section Da p.68,75) and their ancestors. During 2014-and 2015 I completed a thorough pass over the 2 Felsberg books, cross-checking with other sources, as the Deutsche Geschlechterbücher. All charts have been scanned in and placed on the web.
All 4 text sections, D, Da, Db, and Dc (each 40 to 89 pages) have been scanned in as well and all names have been validated and entered into my Family Tree Maker file as of 15 Jan 2015.
In 2018 I was able to obtain a copy of the
Warburger Stammtafeln. The earliest Felsberg Ancestors also appear on those charts, extending the past generations to the 12th century AD.
Stammfolgen aus Felsberg, Volume 1, 1980. About 275 pages in Book 03 + charts
- Stammfolgen aus Felsberg, Volume 2, 1980. About 189 pages in Book 04 + charts
Contains 2 large text sections, Dd and De, all charts and text sections have been scanned in and the data have been entred
Stammfolgen Wiederhold aus Homberg Efze
These 3 volumes were published in 1983 although some subsection were created earlier. There is a total of 19 textual sections. There are 5 sections of charts that were scanned separatly.
All Wiederholds born prior to 1900 shown here have been entered into the on-line tree, as well as all Wiederholds that were shown to have emigrated.
Stammfolgen aus Homberg, Volume 1, 1981 This book (Scan Book 05)is about 195 pages, plus related charts. After the intial section Homberg A it splits into 5 parts, one for each son of a generation II parent. Two more sections cover earlier children found Section A. An appended chart for an early branch follows the introduction here.
- Introduction and early ancestors has, starting on page 7, the earliest Homberg ancestors. Those first ancestors are also linked to the earlier
- Alfred copied a chart based on information collected in Bremen intended to establish a nobilty base for Maria Catharina Wiederhold, born about 1634, widowed, who married in 1680 a high-ranking official in Bremen. The chart was made in 1699 and subsequently updated. She was likely quite rich, in part from her earlier marriage in the Netherlands and her father, Georg Reinhardt Wiederhold, an enterprisng mercenary. The chart provides a useful guide, but requires much validation.
- Sect.A: Homberger Linie (0HL), p.1-4, from Gen I 1 to II only. It follows the General introduction listed before the Felsberg books. All genealogical contents has been entered into family Tree maker as of 2015. The descendants appear in the Homberg Aa, Ab, Ac, Ad, and Ae Sections here. The chart for Section Homberg Aa includes the people listed here.
- Sect.Aa: The Main Homberger line(HL), p.1-31, from generations III 1 to VIII 10.
The corresponding chart covers up to 1750. Entries in this section lead to
Heinrich Julius Widerhood Georg Reinhardt Wiederhold (1724) who is ancestor of the family Hedrich von Wiederhold in the Netherlands East Indies and to most Wiederholds in Osorno Chile. Later descendants are found in Homberg Vol.2 Sections Aa1 (HLN), Aa2 (HLF), and Aa3 (HML).
- Sect.Ab: Reichenberger Linie (RL)), p.1-40, from Generation III 2 to VII 3 on p.40. Charts 559KB. Corrections appear in Homberg Vol.2, Sections Ab1 and Ab2. There are some links to Felsberg.
Includes a branch using the name Wiederhold von Weidenhofen. Some 6 isolated Wiederholds in Vienna and Russia have not been linked into the Geneaology.
- Sect.Ac: Ziegenhainer Linie (ZL), ), p.1-54, from Generation III 3 to X 1. Includes
Konrad Wiederhold, defender of the Hohentwiel . Further information in Homberg Vol.3 ZSL.
- Sect.Ad: Niederbrechener Linie (NL) ), p.1-8, from Generation III 4 to V 4. More charts in Versch.Orte, Vol.3 pages 37-38.
- Sect.Ae: : Frielendorfer Linie (FL) ), p.1-29, from Generation III 5 to XI 2. A chart here covers Sections of Homberg Volume 3: Ae1, Ae2, and Ae3 as well.
- Section B: Zweite Homburger Linie (2HL), p.1 to 8, from Generation II 2 to V 4. This line merges back into Section HL. The earlier chart covers section B and C.
- Section C: Dritte Homburger Linie (3HL), p.1 to 16, from Generation II 3 to VIII 3. This line merges back int Section HL.
Stammfolgen aus Homberg, Volume 2, 1983 This book (Scan Book 06)is about 187 pages plus related charts. It contains 11 text sections, Aa1 to Aa7 and Ab1 to Ab4. They mainly contain extensions to Sections of Homberg Vol. 1. The charts have been combined with the prior charts.
Stammfolgen aus Homberg, Volume 3, 1983 This book (Scan Book 07)is about 195 pages, plus related charts. It contains 6 text sections, Ac, Ac1,Ac2 and Ae1 to Ae3 They mainly contain extensions to Sections of Homberg Vol. 1. The charts have been combined with the prior charts in Homberg volume 2 Ac and Ae.
Sect.Aa(1): Nachtrag (additions) Homberger Linie (HLN) of Homberg Vol.1, Aa, covering generations IV 2, V 1, VII 7,8, VIII 1,4. The charts have been merged with the prior charts.
Sect.Aa(2): Homberger Linie, Fortsetzung (continution) (HLF) of Homberg Vol.1, Aa, p.1-64, from generation IX 1 to XV 12. A corresponding Chartview Aa2 is available. Many Wiederholds wound up in Rochester, New York (page 50). Includes Chile descendants.
- Section Aa3: Sect.Aa(3): Homberger-Mündener (Muenden) Linie (HML), p.1-40 , from generationV 2 to X 5;
A corresponding Chartview Aa3 1-40 is available. Some entries went to the Indies, Hedrich von Wiederhold ancestors. The on-line entries have been greatly expanded from other sources.
- Section Aa4: Sect.Aa(4): Homberger-Neukirchener Linie (HnkL), p.1-4 , from generation VI 3 to VII 2.
- Section Aa5: Sect.Aa(5): Homberger-Spangenberger Linie (HSL), p.1-4 , from generationVII 9 to IX 3.
- Section Aa6: Sect.Aa(6): Kasseler Linie (KL), p.1-40 , from generation VII 72 to XIV 4. This is actually the earliest work, an update by Pastor Konrad W. in 1977, using data from 1961. ;
A corresponding Chartview Aa6 is available.
- Section Aa7: Sect.Aa(7): Homberger-Rotenburger Line (HRL), p.1-3. This section leads charts at Versch,Orte, Vol.1 WV26.
- Section Ab1: Sect.Ab(1): Nachtrag (continuation) Reichenberger Linie (RL1), p.41-42. Only Generation IV 1, V 1, V.2
- Section Ab2: Sect.Ab(2): Nachtrag (continuation) Reichenberger Linie (RL2), p. 1-23. Generation V2 to X.
- Section Ab3: Sect.Ab(3): Reichenberger-Würtenberger Linie (RWL), p. 1-18. Generations from V 11 to XIII 1. Again some isolated entries from Vienna and Russia.
- Section Ab4: Sect.Ab(4): Reichenberger-Hildesheimer Linie (RHL), p. 1-10. Generations from VIII 1 to XIV 2. Again some isolated entries from Vienna and Russia.
For all AB entries there is a chart covering Section Ab
There is a record of a 1912 intemarriage of a Homberg branch Heinrich Wiederhold (*1881) and Felsberg branck Katharina Wiederhold (*1978).
Stammtafeln Wiederhold aus Verschiedenen Orte
charts from these 4 Volumes have been placed on the Wiederhold website as well.
These 4 volumes contain charts of various complexity. Many of the charts were linked to the earlier
Warbuger Stammtafeln or to Felsberg or Homberg entries shown above. For a few the linkage is to uncertain to enter.
Most were shown earlier at
Gio's Stanford ancestry pages
Two more volumes
One volume of various individual Wiederhold citations are available on-line:
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