Birth and Baptism of Florentina Mathilde Braun (1814-1891)

Birth and Baptism of Florentina Mathilde Braun (1814-1891)

Today’s Surname Saturday post is about one of those good news/bad news genealogy days.

Good: there’s a baptismal record for my great-great grandmother and she has a twin sister.

Bad: the village pastor had handwriting that strongly resembles a chicken on acid who ran through an inkwell before it made a break for freedom running across the pages of the parish register.

Here’s what I learned about Frederica Ida & Florentina Mathilde BRAUN:

[Entry No.] 280. 29 December [1814]
Twin 1  Friederica Ida
Born on the 7th of the same [month]

[Entry No.] 281. Ditto
Twin 2
Florentina Mathilde
Born on the 7th of the same [month]

Father:   [Carl] Heinrich BRAUN, merchant
Mother:  Joh[anna] Juliana née TRENKLER

The Trenklers lived in Rawitsch for many generations and are relatively easy to find, the Brauns less so, and the Kirschsteins are practically non-existent. I’m starting to think Florentina’s husband, Friedrich Kirschstein, was born somewhere other than Rawitsch.

If it were easy, it wouldn’t be fun, right?