Trying to find parents of Maria Graeter Ehrlich, born about 1844 in Germany

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I’m looking for any German information about Maria Graeter Ehrlich (Graeter-13)

It appears she was born about 1844 in Wurttemberg, Germany. She traveled to the USA by herself arriving in New York on 12 August 1868. Maria lived in Brooklyn, NY until her death.

I have not had any luck finding her family in Germany.

WikiTree profile: Marie Ehrlich
in Genealogy Help by Susan Ellen Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (17.4k points)

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Then it will be complicate, because

Christian Marius Friedrich Graeter, and Susanna Margaretha Graeter, nee Neidhardt, oo 13 Jul 1845 lived in Schwäbisch Hall, Württemberg.

Christian Marius Friedrich Gräter * 9 Feb 1816, + 3 Feb 1856;

they had the following children:

  • Friedrich Albert Sophonias Gräter * 9 Oct 1841 (before marriage), + 26 May 1842
  • Karl August Gräter * 19 Dec 1842 (before marriage), oo 21 Apr 1868
  • Rosina Marie Gräter * 2 May 1844
  • Magdalena Friederike Gräter * 4 Aug 1846
  • stillborn son Gräter */+ 7 Feb 1848
  • Jakob Valentin Karl Gräter * 15 Apr 1849
  • Marie Sofie Katharine Gräter * 23 Feb 1851, + 20 Feb 1853
  • Johann David Friedrich Gräter * 21 Dec 1852
  • Johanne Marie Friederike Gräter * 14 Sep 1854, + 29 Jun 1857

Remark in the Family list from Schwäbisch Hall:

Rosina Marie * 2 May 1844 verh. an einen Schneider Wilhelm Erlich in Broklyn (married to a Tailor Wilhelm Erlich in Broklyn)

by Dieter Lewerenz G2G6 Pilot (683k points)
selected by Magda Petersen
Thank you for your help!
Susan, if you need the related documents, I can send them to you via PM or upload them to the relevant profiles if you create them in advance.
Thank you. I’m working on adding them here.

I will try to remember to let you know when I’m done so you can add them to their profile.

I appreciate your help.

I looked up the Family Record page Dieter found and added it to the sources. You can find the record both on as well as and (provided you have a membership which includes Germany). Finally, if you are old school and want to look it up in a LDS Research Center, you could ask for LDS microfilm 1343738.
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On her profile, it says she is from Untersensingen; should this be Unterensingen? Meyers Gazetteer at Gives this information: 

Type D. - Unterensingen is a Dorf (Village).

Lvl I Württ. - Level I shows which Kingdom or State the place is located in. Unterensingen is located in Württemberg.

Kr Schwarzwaldkreis - The Kreis for Unterensingen is Schwarzwaldkreis. A Kreis is a government district (similar to a U.S. county).

OA Nürtingen - The Oberamt for Unterensingen is Nürtingen. The Oberamt is a government district.

AG Nürtingen - The Amtsgericht for Unterensingen is in Nürtingen. The Amtsgericht is where the Lower District Court is located.

BKdo Esslingen - The Bezirkskommando for Unterensingen is in Esslingen. The Bezirkskommando is the District Military Command. You can look in the BKdo to find military records.

StdA Unterensingen [self] - The Standesamt for Unterensingen is in itself. The Standesamt is where the Civil Registration Office is located.

ev. Pfk. 1 - Unterensingen has 1 evangelisch Pfarrkirche (Protestant parish church).

Taking this info to Archion, church records for Unterensingen are in the Dekanat of Nürtingen. See Note that Archion is a pay site. However, not all the church books have been digitized., but it may still be worth a look.

by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (351k points)
According to the Hamburg State Archives she from Untersensingen.

Here is a brief description of Meyers Gazetteer:

Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs

This is the most important of all German gazetteers. The goal of the Meyer’s compilers was to list every place name in the German Empire (1871-1918). It gives the location, i.e. the state and other jurisdictions, where the civil registry office was and parishes if that town had them. It also gives lots of other information about each place. The only drawback to Meyer’s is that if a town did not have a parish, it does not tell where the parish was, making reference to other works necessary.

Because of the completeness of this work I did a wildcard search, and the village of Unterensingen came up. So I provided this info as a suggestion.

Thank you! I appreciate your help.
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Sorry, but there exists no village in Germany called Untersensingen.

I looked in archin, but I could not find a family with the surname Gräter; but there is a location in Württemberg called Unterlenningen and there is more then one family with the surname Gräter and there are born some Maria Gräter in 1844.

To determine if any of these apply, one would need to know the name of the parents. Do you have them?
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G6 Pilot (683k points)
They may be Christian Marius Friedrich Graeter, and Susanne Margaretha Graeter

The woman whose parents I’m looking for might be Rosina Marie Graeter born 2 May 1844.

Thanks for your help!

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