Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Countly godparents to my great-grandfather!

Schloss Sonnewalde  ... where great-great oma was a maid!
I was doing family history research and discovered that my great-grandfather, Theodor Bernhard Volmar and his twin brother, Carl-Richard, were the godsons of Theodor, Count of Solms-Sonnewalde and his sister, Countess Clementine.

Great-grandfather Theodor and great-uncle Carl-Richard were born in Berlin on May 6, 1868 in Berlin, the children of Gustav Adolph Bernhard Volmar and Marie Caroline Fischwasser, who was a maid at Schloss Sonnewalde.   They married in 1865 at the Gnaden-Invaliden-Kirche, Berlin.  She apparently had an illegitimate son from a previous relationship. 

Marie Caroline was baptized on February 12, 1837 at the Lutheran church in Gossmar, Prussia.  One of her godparents was Voigt in Sonnewalde.

Apparently, there is a book about the Fischwasser family:  Die Chronik der Familie Fischwasser in der Herrschaft Sonnewalde

Marie Caroline must have been a very good maid to the Solms-Sonnewalde family.


Dennis said...

Any link to the Grimm brothers? Their sister Lotte Grimm married Ludwig Hassenpflug, and their son Friedrich Hassenpflug (1827-1892) married Anna Volmar.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

probably not ... she was from Hesse.