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German Genealogy

Waldeck / Waldeck

(Fürstentum / Principality) [Presently in Nordrhein-Westfalen]

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

  • Size: 433 square miles (comparable to Rhode Island at 1,054 square miles)

  • Population: 1816 - 52,557; 1828 - 57,156; 1840 - 58,381; 1849 - 58,219; 1855 - 58,132; 1864 - 59,143; 1871 - 56,224; 1875 - 54,743 (25,695 males and 29,048 females)

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 54,055; Catholic - 1,305; Other - 30; Jewish - 834)

  • Pyrmont joined Hanover in 1922 and Waldeck joined Hesse-Nassau in 1929

  • Formerly: Principality

  • Prussian: 1929-47

  • Principal crops: potatoes, grains

  • Livestock: cattle

  • Industry: mining

  • Minerals: iron

  • Rivers: Eder, Diemel

Resources

Waldeck (state) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Byler, John M. Amish immigrants of Waldeck and Hesse : a record of 263 immigrants, with a record of their descendants to those who were married by about 1865, plus historical records of Germany, shiplists, etc. Bellville, OH : J.M. Byler, 1993. Genealogical information about 263 emigrants from Waldeck and Hesse.
      
  • Eisenberg, Erich. Kirchenbuchverzeichnis der Evangelischen Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck. Kassel: Verlag Evangelischer Presseverband, 1973. (Family History Library Ref943.41 K23e).
     
  • Thomas, Karl, Die Waldecksche Auswanderung zwischen 1829 und 1872 (FHL 943.41 W2tk)