Brickwalled with Johann Paulus Grossman in Hirschland, Bas-Rhin, France

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I am stuck trying to find out more about my 7gg grandfather, Johann Paulus Grossman. My mother went to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hirschland in the late 1990's, but all her notes were lost on the return trip.  So all I have is the final conclusions she drew.  I know there has been an effort to put these church records online.  I even found an index at  Unfortunately they don't mention Hirschland, though they do have some Grossman's in nearby towns.  The other difficulty is that the link for the actual records points to Minitel, a dial-up system that was cancelled four years ago.

So any suggestions for other resources would be greatly welcome.

WikiTree profile: Johann Paulus Grossman
in Genealogy Help by Mark Thompson G2G1 (1.2k points)

2 Answers

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If you type "Hirschland" in the middle field on the page named "Recherche libre dans le fonds" you'll get a list of the church books available to view. (I get 532 results.)
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (552k points)
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I have accessed this great site of the Bas-Rhin municipality and I could actually flip through the pages of the Hirschland church books.

I have made a screenshot of the 1724 death entry of Hans Paulus Grossman. Unfortunately the handwriting is not very easy to read ...

Please let me know if I should send it to you by e-mail, or upload to his profile.
by Jochen Bonitz G2G6 (7.4k points)
edited by Jochen Bonitz
Thank you both for your excellent help.  I'm not sure what I was doing wrong before, but it is great now.  It will take a bit to puzzle out the text, but I can see it now!

Alas, some of the records are missing for 1714, April onward, during which my 6gg grandfather was born.  I've already mined a lot of good information from this and am looking forward to more discoveries.

Thanks again,


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