Ludwig  van Beethoven

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Ludwig van Beethoven

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This is a pedigree chart for Ludwig [Van_Beethoven-1]. There are additional tools below.

* Ludwig  van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
17 Dec 1770 - 26 Mar 1827
Bonn, Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich

Brother of Ludwig Maria van Beethoven, Kaspar Anton Karl van Beethoven, Nikolaus Johann van Beethoven, Anna Maria Franziska van Beethoven, Franz Georg van Beethoven and Maria Josepha Magarete van Beethoven

Johann van Beethoven ancestors
abt 14 Nov 1740 - 18 Dec 1792
Bonn, Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich
Lodewijk Beethoven ancestors
05 Jan 1712 - 24 Dec 1773
Mechelen, Hertogdom Brabant, Oostenrijkse Nederlanden
* Michael van Beethoven ancestors
15 Feb 1684 - 28 Jun 1749
Mechelen, Hertogdom Brabant, Spaanse Nederlanden
* Cornelius van Beethoven more treemore tree ancestors
20 Oct 1641 - 29 Mar 1716
* Catharina van Leempoel more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1642 - abt 1729
* Maria Ludovica Stuyckers ancestors
23 Apr 1685 -
Mechelen, Hertogdom Brabant, Spaanse Nederlanden
* Ludwig Stuyckers more treemore tree ancestors
01 Jul 1655 - 28 Sep 1714
* Magdalena Gouffau more treemore tree ancestors
06 Mar 1652 - aft 1737
Maria Josepha Poll ancestors
1714 - 30 Sep 1775
Bonn, Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich
* Johann Sebastian Ball ancestors
abt 1679 -
Bonn, Kurköln, Heiliges Römisches Reich
* Johann Ball ancestors
abt 1635 -
* Christina Triebolsdorf ancestors
1642 -
* Maria Bernhardina Megal ancestors
abt 1685 - aft 1724
* Unknown Megal ancestors
abt 1650 -
* [Megal g-g-grandmother?]
Maria Magdalena Keverich ancestors
19 Dec 1746 - 17 Jul 1787
Ehrenbreitstein, Kurfürstentum Trier, Heiliges Römisches Reich
Johann Heinrich Keverich ancestors
1701 - 02 Aug 1753
* Johann Keverich ancestors
abt 1660 - abt 1709
* Matthias Keverich more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1630 - bef Aug 1683
* Unknown Agatha ancestors
abt 1635 -
* Eva Catharina Alber ancestors
bef 28 Mar 1669 - 10 Oct 1753
Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
* Johann Alber ancestors
abt 1640 -
* Anna Pütz ancestors
abt 1640 -
Anna Clara Westorff ancestors
1720 -
* Jacob Westorff ancestors
04 Jul 1667 - 02 Oct 1727
Köln, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
* Tilmann Mauritius Westorff more treemore tree ancestors
bef 01 Jun 1636 - aft 1692
* Agnes Aussems ancestors
abt 1640 -
* Maria Magdalena Schetter ancestors
22 Mar 1680 -
Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
* Johann Franz Schetter more treemore tree ancestors
27 Oct 1650 - 04 Aug 1720
* Maria Magdalena Becker more treemore tree ancestors
bef 19 Jul 1651 - 16 Sep 1720

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Ludwig's family history.

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Ancestor List for Ludwig van Beethoven ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text.

Ancestor Listmaker [independent app]
View or download a list of up to 20 generations of ancestors who meet a wide variety of criteria.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

How many degrees of separation are between Ludwig and Henry VIII (or anyone else)? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Descendants descendants
Since Ludwig has no children the descendants page isn't available.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Ludwig's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Ludwig gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Ludwig's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active because Ludwig has no children. It may still be possible to test connections to Ludwig by testing other descendants of his ancestors who inherited the same Y chromosome, X chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Ludwig's tree.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Dynamic Tree by Topola [independent app]
This app has advanced visualization tools plus downloading and printing capabilities.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. It may not be useful here unless you add a spouse.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Fan ChartFan Chart [independent app]
This tool has lots of options for display, color, and sharing, including DNA inheritance, print with PDF, and other views such as "Fractal H-Trees" and "Relative SpiderWebs."

Images of Ludwig photos
Here are photographs and source images for Ludwig. Please contact the profile managers if you have any to add.

Index of van Beethovens
This page shows all the van Beethovens on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Ludwig. There are a variety of connected tools, such as van Beethoven DNA Connections and VANBEETHOVEN G2G.

Map Navigator SampleLocation Maps map pin [independent apps]
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Bonn, Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Wien, Niederösterreich, Kaisertum Österreich on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
WikiTree+'s Map Navigator can plot Ludwig's ancestors or descendants on a map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Ludwig
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Ludwig's name on WikiTree it will be linked to the profile at where Van_Beethoven-1 is Ludwig's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Van_Beethoven-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Ludwig and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch [independent app]
Automatically search for Ludwig on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Ludwig's family names. Many members share its URL via email, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Ludwig's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Ludwig's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Ludwig's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Ludwig or have a van Beethoven family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the van Beethoven surname index, etc. The white dot for Ludwig indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Ludwig's DNA
If Ludwig's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Ludwig's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Ludwig's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Ludwig's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Ludwig and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Ludwig.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Ludwig's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Ludwig
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Ludwig and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Ludwig's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Ludwig's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Ludwig. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via email, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Ludwig's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

E-Card for Ludwig
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Ludwig or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Ludwig's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Ludwig's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Ludwig, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.