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Louis Genonville (abt. 1802)

Louis (Ludwig) Genonville
Born about in Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 24 Sep 1828 in Lahr (A. Lahr), Baden, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Baden, Germanymap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 2 Mar 2019
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Biography

In all likelihood, he was born Louis Genonville in the family's ancestral home in Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, as his siblings were. When he moved to the Baden region, he adopted a German name and he married a German woman, Katharine Weisheit, as Ludwig Genonville. [1] They had nine children together. In 1827 they were in Lahr; by 1835 they had moved to the city of Heilbronn, which is north of Stuttgard and known for its wine industry. In 1844 they were living in Freiburg im Breisgau, which is the warmest and sunniest city in Germany and the heart of the Baden wine-growing region. [2] Katherine died in 1860 and was buried in her home town of Lahr. Likely Louis/Ludwig is buried there but no records have been found. Some of their children continued to live in Baden and others returned to Marne or Paris. For example, their youngest daughter Marie Elizabeth left shortly after her mother's death and lived in Paris for the next seven years. Their eldest son Louis died at age 25 and was buried in Freiburg im Breisgau. [3] Their second son Ludwig Edouard, died in Paris in 1891.

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Born No record of birthplace. Siblings are born in Marne. 1802 Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France.

Map of Genonville Locations

History

French Occupation In the "French Period" this area was occupied by the Napoleanic Republic (roughly 1794-1815) and renamed the "Confederation of the Rhine". During that time, the law of the land was changed to Napoleanic Code. These changes may have caused the French Louis Genonville to consider crossing the border to Lahr as not such a dramatic immigration. In 1815 when Napolean left, the Lahr population was 4300 but grew to almost 7,000 by 1850 so it was a time of growth. The Epernay, Marne region of France was known for producing Champagne and some family members are listed as vinters. The Rhine area is well suited for making wine since the Roman times.

Language The dialect spoken in the region was Rhenish Franconian which was also spoken in parts of northern France, so language may not have been a barrier.

Religion After the reformation in 1558, the area monastery was dissolved and Lahr became Protestant for the next few centuries. All Protestant parishes belong to the deanery of Lahr within the Evangelical Church in Baden. All their children were baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Cemetery No Genonville memorials appear in the listing at the area cemetery but that is not unusual, given that plots are rented and if the family left the area, those sites were reused. (Search: FindAGrave, BillionGraves).

Sources

  1. 24 Sep 1828 • Lahr (A. Lahr), Baden, GermanyNameKatharine WeisheitGenderweiblichEvent TypeHeiratMarriage Date1828Marriage PlaceLahr, Baden, DeutschlandFatherPeter WeisheitMotherDorothe WeisheitSpouseLudwig GenonvilleCity or DistrictLahrAuthorEvangelische Kirche Lahr (A. Lahr)
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baden_(wine_region)&oldid=887960450
  3. 3 Nov 1853 • Breisgau u. Freiburg, Baden, Deutschland NameLouis GenonvilleDeath Age25Event TypeBeerdigungBirth Dateabt 1828Death Date3 Nov 1853Burial Date5 Nov 1853Burial PlaceBreisgau u. Freiburg, Baden, DeutschlandFatherLouis GenonvilleMotherKatharine GenonvilleParish as it AppearsFreiburg
  4. Source: #S1432
  5. Source: #S2051


  • Source: S1432 Ancestry.com Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;
  • Source: S2051 Ancestry.com Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1783-1875 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;
  • Source: S1432 Ancestry.com Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;
  • Source: S2001 Ancestry.com Germany, Select Marriages, 1558-1929 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;
  • Source: S2002 Ancestry.com Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;
  • Source: S2051 Ancestry.com Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1783-1875 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;
  • Source: S2147 Ancestry.com Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;
  • Source: S2148 Ancestry.com Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1985 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;
  • Source: S2149 Ancestry.com Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;
  • Source: S2153 Ancestry.com Paris & Vicinity, France Electoral Rolls, 1891 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;


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