looking for michael mayr b. 1690 hofen parish wasseralfingen germany

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I see 2 records to consider from the German Birth Index (I'll post them separately as there is not enough space to post both at once):

Name: Michael Mayr
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 12 Feb 1688
Baptism Place: Berg (OA. Ravensburg), Württemberg, Germany
Father: Thomas Mayr 
Mother: Anna Herman 



by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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2nd record:

Name: Hans Michael Mayr
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 29 Jul 1690
Baptism Place: Sankt Nicolaus Katholisch, Dalkingen, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg
Father: Gallus Mayr 
Mother: Eva 


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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I understand the surname Mayr and variants, Maier, Mayer, etc., is quite common. There could well be more than one such Michael born at this place at about that time.

A Google search >> "Michael Mayr" Germany 1690 << returns what seem some genealogically signicant items. I listed a couple that may be of interest below, but you may want to conduct the search yourself and discover more.

1. "Mayr/Maier from Oberalfingen," on Baden-Worttemberg mailing list, 2001, _RootsWeb.com_. 

A Susan Hewett researching the descendants of "Michael Mayr" from Oberalfingen. Indicates a wife's name is known. Two responses. See especially comment by Lyle G. Hartman for resource and location details including, "Oberalfingen was a Non-Gemeinde parish. The parent parish, according to Charles Hall's "Atlantic Bridge to Germany", Vol. 1, was Hofen, Landkreis Aale." http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BADEN-WURTTEMBERG/2001-04/0986468011

2. "Mining in Oberalfingen," posting/thread on message board for Baden-Wuerttemberg, 2001-2004, _Ancestry.com_ 

Started by "Shewett" (perhaps the same as above?) who opens with, "I am searching for the Maier family from Oberalfingen. There are numberous members from that area." http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=tree&m=9522&p=localities.ceeurope.germany.baden.general

See especially post by Karl Ilg, 2004, that opens, "I am originally comming from Hofen." Karl also writes, "The Maier, Mayr, Mayer is a very common family name in our region. It is as common as Mueller or Schmid = smith...."

Apparently Karl has Maiers in his family tree.

Hope this helps.  

by GeneJ X G2G6 Mach 6 (64.5k points)
edited by GeneJ X
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He is my 3x great-grandfather on my mother's side.  I have virtually no information on him since his records are from and in Germany.  Do you want decendant information?  That I have, but only my direct ancestors.

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