Ancestry of Maria Magdalena Ritter Spengler?

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Has anyone been able to find the ancestry for Maria Magdalena Ritter Spengler? She was born about 1706 in Germany (possibly Sinsheim, Weiler,  Baden-W├╝rttemberg), married Baltzer Spengler April 1732 in Sinsheim, immigrated to Philadelphia as new bride in October 1732, died 1784 York County, PA.

Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Maria Magdalena Spengler
asked in Genealogy Help by Beth Golden G2G5 (5.5k points)

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Maria Magdalena

Deutschland Geburten und Taufen

Name Maria Magdalena
Gender Female
Christening Date 03 Sep 1706
Christening Place KATHOLISCH, DUTTENBERG, JAGSTKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG
Father's Name Georgii Michaelis Ritter
Mother's Name Margarethae
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Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898

System Origin Germany-ODM
GS Film Number 897687
Indexing Project (Batch) Number C95899-1

Citing this Record

"Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NTX8-K9J : 28 November 2014), Maria Magdalena, 03 Sep 1706; citing ; FHL microfilm 897,687.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
Thanks so much! I'm not sure that she was Catholic, though. But it gives me another angle to research. Duttenberg is only about 35 miles East of Sinsheim ... so it's possible.
After more research, I think it unlikely that this is the correct Maria Magdalena Ritter Spengler. The Spengler family were Evangelical Lutherans in Germany and in America. In fact, an ancestor of Baltzer (husband of Maria), Lazarus, was a coadjutor with Martin Luther. See https://archive.org/stream/annalsoffamilies00inspan#page/248/mode/2up

I don't believe that during the 1700s in Germany, a Catholic woman would marry a Lutheran, but I could easily be wrong.

Any other ideas? Thanks again!

Also the Maria M. Ritter suggested by Frank Gill, married Joan Georg Oeche, so she's not 'mine'. Another proposed birth by researchers on Ancestry, have a birth of 30 Sep 1706 to Joannes and Joanna (Wenger) Ritter in Berg, Germany. Unless "Berg" is a mis-transcription of Steinsburg or Baden-W├╝rttemberg, this too is the wrong woman. Further exploration indicates this IS the wrong woman. The birth record at familysearch.org claims residence in Engen, Baden, Germany (2 hours south of Steinsburg, which seems unlikely.

Updating the information, in case others are searching for her.

The FamilySearch.org "Germany Births and Baptisms" is full of issues. See their wiki https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Births_and_Baptisms_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues for more details.

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Looks like she had at least one brother:

 

Georgii Michaelis Ritter

mentioned in the record of Antonius Ritter and Anna Maria Mueller

Name Georgii Michaelis Ritter
Gender Male
Wife Margarethae
Son Antonius Ritter

Other information in the record of and

from Deutschland Heiraten

Name Antonius Ritter
Spouse's Name Anna Maria Mueller
Event Date 27 Jan 1728
Event Place Katholisch, Gundelsheim, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg
Father's Name Georgii Michaelis Ritter
Mother's Name Margarethae
Spouse's Father's Name Joannis Adami Mueller
Spouse's Mother's Name Susannae
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Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929

Indexing Project (Batch) Number M94526-2
System Origin Germany-EASy
GS Film number 897698

Citing this Record

"Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J45H-BJN : 26 December 2014), Georgii Michaelis Ritter in entry for Antonius Ritter and Anna Maria Mueller, 27 Jan 1728; citing Katholisch, Gundelsheim, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg; FHL microfilm 897,698.

 

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
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Georgii Michaelis Ritter

mentioned in the record of Antonius Ritter and Anna Maria Mueller

Name Georgii Michaelis Ritter
Gender Male
Wife Margarethae
Son Antonius Ritter

Other information in the record of and

from Deutschland Heiraten

Name Antonius Ritter
Spouse's Name Anna Maria Mueller
Event Date 27 Jan 1728
Event Place Katholisch, Gundelsheim, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg
Father's Name Georgii Michaelis Ritter
Mother's Name Margarethae
Spouse's Father's Name Joannis Adami Mueller
Spouse's Mother's Name Susannae
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  • No image available

Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929

Indexing Project (Batch) Number M94526-2
System Origin Germany-EASy
GS Film number 897698

Citing this Record

"Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J45H-BJN : 26 December 2014), Georgii Michaelis Ritter in entry for Antonius Ritter and Anna Maria Mueller, 27 Jan 1728; citing Katholisch, Gundelsheim, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg; FHL microfilm 897,698.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
Thanks again, Frank! If I can confirm that this is the right family, it's great to have more family members. And, perhaps a back door search on Antonius will lead to more information on the family and lead to the Spengler connection. Again, thanks!

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