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German Genealogy

Hessen-Nassau / Hesse Nassau

(Provinz / Province)  [Presently in Hessen] [Presently in Rhineland-Palatinate]

[Prussian province formed 1866 from the electorate of Hessen-Kassel, the duchy of Nassau, part of the landgraviate of Hessen-Homburg, and the free city of Frankfurt am Main]

Some basic facts about Hesse-Nassau: (from Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, 2002)

  • Nassau and Hesse-Kassel combined in 1866
  • Size: 6,046 square miles (compared to the 6,427 square miles of Hawaii)
  • Population: (Nassau - 1821 - 316,787; 1835 - 373,601; 1846 - 418-627; 1864 - 468, 311) (Hesse-Kassel - 1819 - 576, 212; 1832 - 677,869; 1943 - 746,705) (Hesse-Homburg - 1834 - 22,547; 1846 - 24,433) (Hesse-Nassau - 1855 - 1,189,761; 1871 - 1,400,370; 1875 - 1,467,898 (718,186 males and 749,712 females)
  • Dominant Religion: Protestant
  • Since 1949 part of: Hessen
  • Formerly: Grand Duchy
  • Prussian: 1866-1947
  • Principal crops: grapes, fruit, vegetables, rye, wheat, barley, oats, hemp, flax
  • Livestock: cattle
  • Industry: mining, leather
  • Minerals: copper, coal, iron, mineral springs
  • Rivers: Rhine, Main, Lahn, Midda, Fulda, Werra, Eder, Kinzig

  • Auerbach, Inge, Hessische Auswanderer -- Auswanderer aus Hessen-Kassel 1840-1850 (FHL 943.41 W29a)
     
  • Auerbach, Inge, Auswanderung aus Kurhessen (FHL 943.41 W2ai)
     
  • Struck, Wolf-Heino, Die Auswanderungen aus dem Herzogtum Nassau (FHL 943.42 W2s