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German Genealogy

Württemberg / Wuerttemberg

(Königreich / Kingdom) [Presently in Baden-Württemberg]

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

  • Size: 7,528 square miles (compared to New Jersey at 7,468 square miles)

  • Population: 1816 - 1,410,684; 1825 - 1,504,963; 1834 - 1,570,271; 1846 - 1,726,716; 1855 - 1,669,720; 1871 - 1,818,539; 1875 - 1,881,505 (907,314 males and 974,191 females)

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 1,248,860; Catholic - 553,542; Other - 3,857; Jewish 12,245; and Non-Christian - 35)

  • Since 1952 part of: Baden-Württemberg

  • Formerly: Kingdom

  • Prussian: No

  • Principal crops: wheat, oats, grapes, hemp, hops, fruit, potatoes, maize, turnips, tobacco

  • Livestock: cattle, sheep, pigs, horses

  • Industry: textiles, furniture, paper, porcelain, leather, gunpowder, firearms, distilleries, wine

  • Minerals: iron, granite, limestone, fire clay, salt

  • Rivers: Neckar, Danube, Iller, Rems, Kocher, Jagst, Ens, Tauber, Argen, Schussen

Resources

Württemberg (Wurttemberg) - Genealogy.net

  • About 100 People Who Emigrated from Villingendorf (Baden-Württemberg) to America in the 19th Century
     
  • Ackermann, Gotthilf. Auswanderer der Gemeinde Unterschlechtbach; ein Beitrag zum Schwäbischen Weltwanderbuch. [n.p.] Im Selbstverlag, 1936. List of emigrants from Unterschlechtbach.
     
  • Andrusko, Samuel M. Emigrants from Baden and Württemberg 1816/17, extracted from Aufbruch nach Amerika. Silver Spring, Md. (95 E. Wayne Ave., Apt. T-2, Silver Spring 20901) : S.M. Andrusko, 1984. 19 p. An introduction and English translation of selected information on certain emigrants from Aufbruch nach Amerika / unter Mitarb. von Ingrid Schöberl, hrsg. von Günter Moltmann, 1979. Alphabetical list of certain emigrants mentioned in Aufbruch nach Amerika.

  • Auswanderer aus Gechingen, Kreis Calw (Wuerttemberg). Emigrants from Geschingen, Wuerttemberg.
     
  • Auswanderer aus Rommelshausen / emigrants from Rommelshausen. Emigrants from Rommelshausen, OA Cannstadt. Wuerttemberg.
     
  • Auswanderung aus Südwestdeutschland. Eine Dokumentation des Landesarchivs Baden-Württemberg. The database is in progress, and gives emigrant's name, residence or birth place and year leaving. Women were not in the index unless traveling alone or with children. Is a database of emigrants from Baden and Wuerttemberg, known as "Glatzle" collection.
     
  • Auswanderung aus Württemberg.  You can search a Württemberg emigration database here for free. First click on "Recherche," then on "Suchformular" to bring up the search form. In the "name" box type a name or just a surname, then click on the "Abschicken" button. You can get more listings for a name by using the pull down box next to the word "Sätze" -- the default is 10. This index is derived from different sources than the 8 volumes of books used for the Ancestry.com link listed below. (In German)
     
  • Burgert, Annette Kunselman. Grossgartach, Wuerttemberg, to Pennsylvania : some early colonial German immigrants. Myerstown, Pa. : AKB Publications, 1999. Extensive genealogical information on the 18th century emigrants from Grossgartach who settled in Pennsylvania.
     
  • Burkett, Brigitte. Emigrants from Baden and Württemberg in the Eighteenth Century: Vol. I Baden-Durlach and Vicinity. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1996. Alphabetical lists of emigrants with considerable genealogical information; an every name index is found at the end of each volume.
     
  • Church books from the Evangelisch Church of Rappenau (now Bad Rappenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) 1731-1802 - The second church book of the Evangelisch Church of Rappenau (now Bad Rappenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) dates from 1731-1802. An inscription on the old cover indicates that this parish register replaced the first volume (1652-1731) because it was full. The church book includes seven sections in 561 pages: 1) ab. Anno 1654, 2) Kiftengen, 3) Taufregister, 4) Confirmationsregister, 5) Eheregister, 6) Todenregister, and 7) Haftmallregister.
     
  • Duncker, M. Verzeichnis der württembergischen Kirchenbücher. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1938. (Family History Library Ref943.47 K23d 1938; microfilm 492889 item 1; microfiche 6053528).
     
  • Ehmann, Karl. Die Auswanderung in die Neuengland-Staaten aus Orten des Enzkreises im 18. Jahrhundert / von Karl Ehmann. Stuttgart : Verein für Familien- und Wappenkunde, 1977. 61 p. "Südwestdeutsche Blätter für Familien- und Wappenkunde. Sonderheft 1977."  List emigrants to New England from towns in the Enz district of Baden-Württemberg during the 18th century.
     
  • Emigrants from Külsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany to America & Elsewhere
     
  • Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages
    This is a database from the Church books of Göppingen beginning in 1808. This database is one large family tree; everyone is connected by birth or marriage. Many of the families have been inputted from the family books which were compiled by the pastors of each village beginning in 1808. Villages include Heiningen, Bartenbach, Gruibingen, Faurdau, Schlat, Hattenhofen, Eislingen, Holzheim, Auendorf , Dürnau, Bezgenriet, Ebersbach , Maitis, Gammelshausen, Börtlingen and others.
     
  • Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg. Emigration from south-west Germany
     
  • Nattheimer Auswanderer nach Amerika - Emigrants from Nattheim to USA
     
  • Oggenhausener Auswanderer nach Amerika - Emigrants from Oggenhausen to USA
     
  • Ortschaftsverzeichnis des Königreichs Württemberg. FHL film 496,640, 496-641; Fiche 6000001-6000029)
     
  • Ortsverzeichnis des ehemaligen Königreiches Württemberg (Listing of locations of the former Kingdom Würtemberg)
     
  • Ritz, Albrecht. Immigrants to America and Central Europe from Beihingen am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 1727-1934 / translated by Clifford Neal Smith. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland Publications, 1980. 49 p. ; 28 cm. (German-American genealogical research monograph ; no. 11 ISSN 0094-7806)Translation of section 66, Auswanderung, of the author's Gestalten und Ereignisse aus Beihingen am Neckar.Includes bibliographical references and index. Contains a name index.
     
  • Roemer, Hermann. Die Auswanderung aus Markgröningen Kreis Ludwigsburg im Zusammenhang derwürttembergischen Auswanderung sippenkundlich dargestellt. Ludwigsburg, Eichhornverlag,1941. A list of emigrants from Kreis Ludwigsburg; contains surname and place indexes.
     
  • Schenk, Trudy and Ruth Froelke. The Württemburg Emigration Index. 5 volumes. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1986-1988. 59,500 names. Indexes of individuals applying for permission to emigrate from Württemberg in the 19th century.
     
  • Smith Clifford Neal. Emigrants from Fellbach (Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany), 1735-1930.  Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 1984, 2004 reprint. (German-American genealogical research monograph, ISSN 0094-7806 ; no. 14).  Alphabetical list of emigrants mentioned in Otto Conrad's Geschichte der Auswanderung aus Fellbach.
     
  • Smith, Clifford Neal. Missing young men of Wuerttemberg, Germany, 1807 : some possible immigrants to America. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland Publications, 1983. vi, 43 p. (German-American genealogical research monograph, ISSN 0094-7806 ; no. 18).  A list of names, first published in a Württemberg government newspaper, of those men who failed to register for military service.
     
  • Weil Schoenbuch, Wuerttemberg Lutheran Marriage Records 1591-1700 - More than 1700 marriage records have been extracted from the Evangelical (Lutheran) church in Weil im Schönbuch, Württemberg, Germany, from 1591 to 1705. There are 6400 names and more than 450 different German, Swiss, Austrian and French towns in this database.
     
  • Wuerttemberg Emigration Index, 8 Volumes. Originally published in book form as 8 volumes, The Württemberg Emigration Index (compiled by Trudy Schenk), can  be searched on the Internet at Ancestry's website for a subscription fee. This index does not include every single person who emigrated from Württemberg. Only those who had permission to emigrate are included, and some of the records were lost or not microfilmed. However, the index is still a very useful tool for doing genealogical research in this region (FHL 943.47 W22st).