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German Genealogy

Königreich Sachsen /Kingdom of Saxony

(Königreich / Kingdom) [Presently in Sachsen]

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

  • Size: 5,787 square miles (compared to Hawaii at 6,427 square miles)

  • Population: (1815 - 1,178,802; 1830 - 1,402,066; 1840 - 1,706,276; 1855 - 2,039,176; 1871 - 2,556,244; 1875 - 2,760,586 (1,352,309 males and 1,408,277 females)

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 2,493,556; Catholic - 53,642; Other - 4,893; Jewish - 3,357; and Non-Christian - 796)

  • Since 1990 part of: Sachsen

  • Formerly: Kingdom

  • Prussian: No

  • Principal crops: rye, oats, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, fruit

  • Livestock: cattle, sheep, pigs, geese, poultry

  • Industry: book printing, textiles, glass, Dresden china

  • Minerals: silver, copper, precious stones, tin, salt, coal, iron, uranium, lead, cobalt

  • Rivers: Elbe, Mulde, Schwarz Elster, Weisse, Elster, Pleisse, Spree

Resources

Sachsen (Saxony) - Genealogy.net

  • Blaschke, Karlheinz. Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen. 1957. FHL Fiche 6000830 (7 fiche)
     
  • Koble, Arthur. Handbuch der Kirchen-Statistik für das Königreich Sachsen. FHL film 823778 item 2.
     
  • Schumann, August. Vollständiges Staats, Post, und Zeitungs Lexikon von Sachsen. 1815-1823, includes Thüringen. FHL Fiche 6000822. Films 824,319-824,325. (A-Drebach, Drebach-Friderichsthal, Froderichwalde-Herlachsgrün, Herlegrün-Könighstein, Königstein-Lohman, Lohman-Neudorfschen, Neudorfel-Ortelsdor, Ortmannsdorf-Rathsfeld, Rehbocksberg-Sachsen, Sachsen-Schweinsdorf, Schweitz-Trebishayn, Tregitz-Wiesenbrunn, Wiesenburg-Zwutsch)