Joseph Ohlhaüser

(circa 1757 - 23 December 1830)

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Relationship4th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
Descent from Joseph Ohlhauser - c. 1757

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJoseph Ohlhaüser was born circa 1757, in Spechbach, Margraviate of Baden, Holy Roman Empire. This is the presumed place of his birth as there is in Spechbach the house occupied to this day - November 2015 - by an Ohlheiser descendant. The mother of the current resident has said that the house has been continuously occupied and modified by Ohlheisers since it was built between 1648 (the end of the Thirty Years' War) and 1700.1,2,3
GroomHe married Anna Maria Hönig on 20 July 1783 in St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church, Spechbach, Margraviate of Baden, Holy Roman Empire. The Marriage Registry clearly show wife's name as Maria Anna Honig; Witnessed by Georg Martin of Spechbach, where they reside.4,5,6,2
DeceasedHe died on 23 December 1830 in Waldhilsbach, Grand Duchy of Baden. The church record indicates Joseph's widow was Anna Maria Hönig.7
InterredHe was buried in Waldhilsbach, Grand Duchy of Baden. The entry for Joseph's death and burial made in the records of the Evangelische Kirche Waldhilsbach (Lutheran Church, Waldhilsbach) shows the parish as Spechbach.7

Children with Anna Maria Hönig:


ReligionJoseph Ohlhaüser was apparently religious... he seems to have availed himself of the services of both the Roman Catholic and the Lutheran Churches as he was married (and some of his children were baptised) in St. Martin's R.C. Church in Spechbach, but his death and burial were recorded in the book of the Lutheran church in Waldhilsbach.8,1

Sources - Citations

  1. [S908] Joseph Ohlhauser entry, Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1783-1875 - Evangelische Kirche Waldhilsbach, Shows age at death as 73, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  2. [S250] Peter Carl Ohlheiser, Heidelberg Travelog - 1987, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office. Summary of visit to Heidelberg and Spechbach Germany highlighting visit to St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church and with Margot Ohlheiser at the Ohlheiser Family Home (built between 1648 and 1700) in Spechbach; supplemented by photographs of relevant locations.
  3. [S722] Recollections of Sean C. Tracy; information entered directly into database by the compiler of OUR TRACY TREE OF ANCESTRY. . Direct Personal Knowledge of Compiler, visit to Spechbach Nov 2015.
  4. [S850] Joseph Ohlhauser and Maria Anna Honig marriage, in Liber Matrimonialis pro. Parochia Spechbacht Catholica 1783: Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office, names dates place.
  5. [S908] Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1783-1875, names wife.
  6. [S660] "Deutschland, Heiraten 1558-1929", online at Family Search: ; GS Film No: 1189287; Indexing Proj. Batch No: M93482-1; Citing: Spechbach, Heidelberg, Baden Evangelisch; accessed 31 Oct 2014 . marriage register for son Joseph to Katharina Merz; gives spouse's name as Anna Maria Hoenich (not Hönig).
  7. [S908] Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1783-1875.
  8. [S850] Spechbach Marriages 1783: Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy.
  9. [S250] Heidelberg Travelog, No parents are named in the registration of the Baptism, but it would not have been unusual for a first child to have been born very early in a marriage.
  10. [S860] "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898", online at Family Search: ; GS Film No: 1189287; Indexing Proj. Batch No: C93482-1; accessed 29 Dec 2015 . birth record for granddaughter confirms fathers' names.
  11. [S507] Johannes Josephus Ohlheiser, Photocopy of Church Register 1798 Spechbach, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  12. [S660] Germany Marriages, 1558-1898, online at:
Last Edited24 Jun 2018

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