Franziska Maria Fischer (nee Mann) illegitamate daughter of unknown

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Franziska Maria Fischer (nee Mann) married to Karl Fischer, illegitimate daughter of Maria Anna Mann, daughter of Josef Mann from Sonnenberg 62 (Výsluní, Czechia)

Would anyone know how to find fathers of illegitimate children or perhaps anyone may be related or have a connection to this family?
in Genealogy Help by K Boyle G2G2 (2.9k points)
I have often found the names of birth fathers listed on original baptism records of the child.
I don't have her birth record just her daughter's marriage record. The father's name was not on it, just her mother's.

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Výsluní church books are accessible for free at the Státní oblastní archiv v Litoměřicích / The State Regional Archives in Litoměřice. However, there is not much of a chance to find the father of an "illegitimate" child. Fathers would only have been added to the baptismal record if they acknowledged paternity (the child would then have been called "natural" instead of "illegitimate") or if they legitimated the child by subsequent marriage (which may or may not be proof of paternity). Church books were the official records in the Habsburg Empire - if nothing is noted in the baptismal record there is probably nothing else anywhere. There are a few cases in the late 19th century when court cases resulted in alimony but they are notoriously hard to find.

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (613k points)

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