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Subject: [ORIGINAL-13] Original German Text?
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:51:09 +0000
Does anyone have a source or copies of the original German text of this reference?THE LOW-RHENISH ANCESTORS OF THEUNIS KOENDERS/KUNDERS/CONRADTS/HECKERS "Krefeld Immigrants and Their Descendants Volume 3 No. 1 Spring 1986" I know a lot of the work was done by Erik Conard. Only today, I found a partial online version of this document and I realized that all the birth records often cited were from the Catholic church, Maria Himmelfahrt in Moenchengladbach. The church is located just around the corner from our family homestead in Neuwerk which I think is the "Damm" section often mentioned in the literature and I had been there often. As some of you might have known, I spent my childhood commuting back and forth to spend time with my German relatives in Moenchengladbach-Neuwerk and it is only in recent years that I found out about all of this connection to your ancesters as well. My mother was a Quinkelen (probably changed from the Quinckelen of Cilger Ter Quinckelen) and her!
was a Koenes (probably related to the Coenis side of all this). We spoke the rheinische dialect (a combination of low German and Dutch)at home that most people who learned only high German have difficulty understanding. I'd like to find the original reference to see if I can discover more about all this. For example, the original documents give the marriage witnesses, and some of them are Quinckelens. I have some old land deads of this area and many of those may link into this history as well.
Is there any chance the "Klincken" name was actually spelled as "Quinckelen" earlier?
All of this is extremely fascinating and I've enjoyed reading the discussions.