Need sources to solve the parentage of Jochem and Dr. Hans Kierstede (b. 1612)

+2 votes
There are two profiles that need to be merged for Jochem Kierstede:  

Kiersted-21  and  VonSchierstedte-2 .               

But one profile makes him about 12 years older than his brother Hans, and the other makes him younger than Hans.  Is there any source which indicates which is more likely to be correct?          

The answer could have a bearing on whether Jacobus Von Schierstedte and Elizabeth Von Dorstaedt (who supposedly married in 1585) are the parents or grandparents of Jochem and Hans.  Jochem born ca. 1614 (and Hans ca. 1612) could be grandsons (through a Jacobus Jr. born ca. 1586 and a wife Blandina), but if Jochem was born ca. 1600 he would probably be a son of the Jacobus who was married (1585?) to Elisabeth Von Dorstaedt.  That could make Jochem uncle of Hans (rather than his brother).  With few solid sources, it seems to be a frustrating mess.

WikiTree profile: Jochem Kierstede
asked in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 4 (43.1k points)

1 Answer

+1 vote

This is a clear case of "Genealogy without sources is mythology." The fathers connected to these profiles are and Apparently these are the same person, namely Jacobus Von Schierstedte (or variant spellings).  The "sources" cited for both profiles are unsourced Ancestry Family Trees. I see no indication of where anyone got the idea that this Jacobus was the father of Hans or Jochem Kierstede, nor where they got life details for Jacobus (or his supposed wife and parents). Actually, the closest thing I see to evidence is the indication that one of these was created from the DeCoursey gedcom, since DeCoursey often had a basis for his data.

Good luck with your geneamythology!

answered by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (865k points)

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