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Anna Dorothea Hergott

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Ania28 Report 22 Jan 2012 22:17

I wonder if anyone can help me please. I am researching an ancestor of mine her name was Anna Dorothea Hergott (on some documents she is Dorothea Anna). She was born 1824-1826 circa. She may have been born in one of three places: Tangermünde in Germany, Konigsberg (now Berlin), or Konigsburg (now Kaliningrad in Russia). I know she was supposed to have come from East Prussia. It is difficult to know if some of my sources are accurate or not as it all happened so long ago.
She was born into a wealthy Jewish family. At some point she must have converted to Christianity as she became a deaconess at the Gossner Mission in Berlin. She also trained as a nurse and worked in the Gossner hospital.
In 1845 She left Germany with two other female missionaries on a ship destined for the Chatham Islands. It arrived in March 1846 where five male Lutheran missionaries awaited them and the three women were married to three of the men.
I have read some books about German missionaries in the Chathams including Sheila Natusch's 'Hell and High Water' and have also had some help from two members of GR who also have her on their family trees. I think I have a fairly accurate picture of the events that took place during her life from this point on.
It is her earlier life that I would love to find out more about if possible. My hope is another of her descendants who knows more about her earlier life than I do will see this and help me out.
She was first Married to a Müller with whom she had two sons. She was widowed and later she married a Regnault and they had several children.


AnnCardiff Report 22 Jan 2012 22:19

Hi - welcome to the boards


Anna Hergott
Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947
birth: 1825
death: 27 Dec 1891 Ontario,? Canada

name: Anna Hergott
event: Death
event date: 27 Dec 1891
event place: Ontario, Canada
gender: Female
age: 66
estimated birth year: 1825
digital folder number: 4171411


AnnCardiff Report 22 Jan 2012 22:20

where are the Chatham Islands


GlitterBaby Report 22 Jan 2012 22:26

New Zealand I think


AnnCardiff Report 22 Jan 2012 22:28

just realised she got married so that death can't be her :-S


Ania28 Report 22 Jan 2012 22:44

Thank you so much for your interest. Sorry, I forgot to mention the Chatham Islands are in New Zealand. I think I have come across your Anna Dorothea in Ontario and I wondered if there was a connection. My Anna Dorothea passed away in 1901 in the Chathams. Perhaps the two were related?


AnnCardiff Report 22 Jan 2012 22:48

a clue to where she was born maybe? Hessen?

Anna Dorothea Herget
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
birth: 1860
death: 06 Mar 1863 Lindheim,? Hessen,? Germany
burial: 08 Mar 1863
parents: Friedrich Wilhelm Herget,? Wilhelmina Holderith

name: Anna Dorothea Herget
gender: Female
burial date: 08 Mar 1863
death date: 06 Mar 1863
death place: Lindheim, Hessen, Germany
age: 3
birth date: 1860
father's name: Friedrich Wilhelm Herget
mother's name: Wilhelmina Holderith
indexing project (batch) number: B39304-1
system origin: Germany-EASy
source film number: 1201789

Anna Dorothea Emmel Herget
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
birth: 1765
death: 21 Mar 1837 Wohnbach,? Hessen,? Germany
burial: 24 Mar 1837
spouse: Johann Georg Herget

name: Anna Dorothea Emmel Herget
gender: Female
burial date: 24 Mar 1837
death date: 21 Mar 1837
death place: Wohnbach, Hessen, Germany
age: 72
birth date: 1765
marital status: Widowed
spouse's name: Johann Georg Herget
indexing project (batch) number: B39333-2
system origin: Germany-EASy
source film number: 1336713


AnnCardiff Report 22 Jan 2012 22:52

Hessen seems the likely location

Anna Margaretha Lang Herget
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
birth: 1795
death: 26 Mar 1846 Wohnbach,? Hessen,? Germany
burial: 29 Mar 1846
spouse: Johannes Herget

Margaretha Dorothea Herget
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
birth: 1852
death: 09 Apr 1859 Wohnbach,? Hessen,? Germany
burial: 11 Apr 1859
parents: Johannes Herget,? Anna Maria Baum

Anna Maria Herget Bommersheim
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
birth: 1783
death: 17 Feb 1863 Wohnbach,? Hessen,? Germany
burial: 20 Feb 1863
spouse: Johann Daniel Bommersheim

Anna Maria Lind Herget
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
birth: 1831
death: 12 Dec 1867 Wohnbach,? Hessen,? Germany
burial: 15 Dec 1867


Ania28 Report 22 Jan 2012 23:21

Thank you very much for all your information. The dates that you have don't seem to be the same as my ADH (1824-6 circa to 1901) but perhaps there is a family connection? I know that official documents sometimes misspell names. More than one source has ADH's surname as being Hergott but there is another spelling to this surname, Herrgott. Thank you again.


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