Choice of 2 marriage candidates

+3 votes

Maria Eva Stoidlin married a 33 year old Johann Meyer from Rudolfstadt on 26 Jan 1802. There are two candidates living in Rudolfstadt at this time, both 34 years old: Joannes Jacobus Majer and Joannes Majer. I'm inclined to pick Joannes with the only supporting factoid being that Joannes Jacobus would probably have gone by the name Jakob as opposed to Johann, and mark him as uncertain. There is no death record for one of them, there are no other marriages for one of them, and the only children belong to the Johann who married Maria Eva. Of course, the marriage record does not list parents for the groom. Any thoughts?

WikiTree profile: Maria Eva Stoidlin
in Genealogy Help by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (552k points)
Not overly helpful but I tried to see if his parents names were in their children's records. Here are three of their children in case you haven't found them yet: , , . Johann then has a new wife, Maria daughter of Georg and Margaretha by 1811: , That marriage record might have more information?

Edit: found it, still no joy:
Thanks for looking these up. I have them at home, not yet on WikiTree. Unfortunately there are no other records giving Johann's parents. Maybe one additional clue is that Johann had an older brother Anton who lived in house #13 and people in a family used to live close to each other at that time in that region.

2 Answers

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Do the records have the house numbers? This could be the key.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (501k points)
House numbers have unfortunately changed for all involved over the 30+ year period. Also, paternal professions are of no help, the groom is a wheelwright, the father of one of the candidates a bricklayer and the other a "nundiarius" which I take to mean some sort of merchant in the market.
Am I reading it correctly that Johann was in No. 16 at the time of the marriage? You could see what other records list this house around the time?
+2 votes

I think I found another clue pointing in the other direction: Maria Eva's mother was married before she married Josephus Stoydl to Jacobus Urban whose sister Maria Elisabetha Urbanin was the mother of Joannes Jacobus Majer. Given the frequency of cousins marrying this wouldn't even be that close of a relationship.

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (552k points)

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