26 novembre 2007


We know what the Thirty Years War brought, misery, diseases on the Alsatian and Lorraine population but what do we know about the Westphalia Treaties? ALSACE made of pieces of lands where the emperor was not the absolute  owner, who had the same rights everywhere, was in the middle of all the discussions always bitter, hard and skilful also often confused, without any conclusion as for: what would give exactly the emperor? Were they suzerainty rights or land rights? What will he give as he was the emperor of Austria? ... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2007


Hereafter we will study the name ARNOULT with the help of our cousin Claude GEWISS. This name was widespread in the area on the last century. Archives of Beaupré (Arch. Nancy H350) show that from 1568 a Johan ARNOULT in Saint-Rémy-des-Bois at about 12 kilometres in the South-West from GERBEVILLER is mentioned about a "piece of field". It may be the same Jehan discovered at the date of 1552 by our family genealogist Richard ARNOLD who was the first to find the birth certificate of Claude ARNOLD in the old archives of the... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2007


COUSINADE ARNOLD Family ARNOLD who comes from GERBEVILLER an old Dukedom from Lorraine and who set up in KRUTH in the High Valley of the THUR (Alsace) will organize on August the 15th and 16th of 2008 her 6th COUSINADE which will be also the birthday of the first Assembly 25 years ago on 1983. (Assembly and Golden Book had been rewarded on 2004 during the Genealogy Biennial). If your name is ARNOLD, if you are a descendant of our family by the way of this name or Allied Families please make contact with us at the address:... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2007

The other families ARNOLD from ALSACE

Several families from Alsace-Lorraine are also called ARNOLD and are not of our family. We have not any common ancestor. In the valley of SAINT AMARIN several families called ARNOLD are living since the 16th century in WILLER- SUR-THUR with branches in GEISHOUSE and in GOLDBACH-ALTENBACH and they have a common ancestor, but our family arrived in the HIGH VALLEY OF THE THUR (KRUTH) during the middle of the 17th century (1659) and the name which was ARNOULX in LORRAINE became in ALSACE ARNOLDT then ARNOLD. This name was... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2007


SAINTS WILL BE AN EXAMPLE OF VIRTUE TO ALL BAPTIZED PEOPLE WHO WILL LOOK UP TO AND SAINTS WILL BE INTERCESSORS BESIDE GOD… Our name is old…for many centuries, but our first name also has a STORY… The passing down of a first name is always an astonishment for a genealogist! The attachment to a Patron Saint or to a first name « well suited » and recalling some glorious ancestors has always guided the choice of our ancestors as for us today! And they had yet a very important choice between all the Saints... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2007


Our ancestor Claude ARNOLD was a CHURCHWARDEN for the Abbey of Munster in the little village Ampfersbach (1651 to 1657) and for the chapel of SCHWEINSBACH where he received the pilgrims, rang out the masses and wrote the register of the Administration of this little Parish belonging of the Abbey. The churchwarden of the Chapel of SCHWEINSBACH near of MUNSTER But what is exactly a CHURCHWARDEN? Many questions about this post when we find it in a deed and what is a Churchwarden for the Clergy? ... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2007


From the text of Paul STINZI "La vallée de St Amarin au cours des siècles" A Roman way forking off the one which is along the bottom of Vosges near of Cernay, was crossing the valley of SAINT AMARIN. In front of the textile mill of MALMERSPACH, it left the bottom of the valley and cut into the rocky promontory above the present tracks (roman way which was discovered in 1910 by Désiré Lutz and restored by secondary school students of Thann in 1966) We can see two parallel ruts dug into the rock. This place... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2007

Do you know MAUGUE ?

Do you know MAUGUE?? I am sure that many of you making researches on the Alsace History looked to the writings of this famous naturalist!! His writings help us to understand the ways and customs of our ancestors and he describes with humour the NATURAL HISTORY of ALSACE in 1726. MAUGUE was may be born between 1657 and 1666 – He said he was an army doctor during 25 years and on September the 30th of 1725 the quartermaster of Alsace Mr de HARLAY wrote to Mr de BRETEUIL (BN French Collection 2601, page 93bis) that "the... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2007


I have discovered a book written by Mr Jean Camille BLOCH about a concentration camp during WW2 in VITTEL department of VOSGES. It was a camp that not very much people know in France. At first this camp was for civilian prisoners then a camp for Jews before the transfer to death camps. After 5 years of researches, Mr BLOCH will publish his work in a book on April. You can have a look on the web site : http://jeancamillebloch.googlepages.com/ I can't translate it but if you need information concerning this camp or... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2007

Another one of our ancestors....

ANOTHER ONE OF OUR ANCESTORS… BARTHEL SEUFFERLIN (SYFFERLIN) Born at the end of 15th century + 1658 CLAUDE ARNOLD’s Father- in- law We have written already in our Bulletins about our ancestor Barthélémy SEUFFERLIN, Marie’s father, and we have published his inventory after his death that our cousin Lucienne LAPOINTE had masterly translated and we discovered  this man such interesting. We want to publish again this document for our new cousins in order they discover the life of our ancestors during the... [Lire la suite]
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