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Affental

Geography:
Affental is an ancient winery village in the Buehl valley in middle Baden. Its location is 6 kilometers north of the District city of Buehl.

History:
The Affental red wine was well-known as early as 1330. At that time, the Cistercian Cloister of Lichtental owned the vineyards. The development of the fiery Burgundy wines started with the women of this cloister. Aloys Schreiber, noted historiographer, wrote"I should always take off my hat before every glass of Affental Sheltered in the mountainous foothills, the vineyards and natural granite soil of the region produce wines known throughout the world today.
As one enters the village of Affental, on the old Mill Stream Road, lined with frame-work houses, the first thing seen is the Chapel, built in 1754. The chapel was named St. Gallus.
In the early 1850's a new romanistic basilica was built. At the same time the building of the rectory was begun. Bishop Lothar von Kuebel, son of Sinzheim residents, consecrated the new House of God on September 20, 1868. The inhabitants of Affental celebrate this date with a festival every year. To cancel out the building debts of the Basilica, a church building fee was levied. The most highly taxed of the 349 payers contributed 29 gulden a year; the least paying parishioner paid one kreuzer.
A Natural Wine Society of Affental was founded in 1909. It was the second society of this sort in the wine region of Baden. The city of Buehl established a wine market in 1872. In 1931, a distilled spirits market took place with the wine market in Baden.

Emigrant Surnames: (from Eisental and Affental)
Bauer, Baumann, Baumgartner, Baumgärtner, Bender, Ehereisser, Fanz, Fritz, Geiges, Graf, Hahn, Harbrecht, Hochstuhl, Keller, Kirschner, Krauth, Kunz, Maier, Mayer, Meier, Moser, Mürb. Oser, Pflininger, Reith, Rupp, Schmidt, Schütt, Seiter, Stark, Störk, Straub, Streule, Vetter, Vollmer, Weil, Weis, Ziegler

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Catholic
1754-1852 St. Gallus
1870-1900

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Catholic-Greffern
birth, marriages and deaths: 1810-1870

Catholic-Schwarzach
birth, marriages and deaths: 1830-1889

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Halberstung

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Hatzenweier

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Acker, Ambrecht, Baier, Braun, Edelmann, Gerber, Jäger, Jörger, Metzinger, Scheuerer

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Herrenweis

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Acker, Ambrecht, Baier, Braun, Edelmann, Gerber, Jäger, Jörger, Metzinger, Scheuerer

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Hildmannsfeld

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Hildmannsfeld is located only 3 km. west of Schwarzach, its "parent church". Mostly an agricultural village, the growing of tobacco provides the main income to the villagers. Altogether, sixteen communities in the administrative district of Buhl grow tobacco. Through the incorporation act in 1972, Hildmannsfeld became part of the community of Schwarzach.

History:
Hildmannsfeld called Hiltmansvelde in 1391, the field of Hildmann. Its earliest recordings tell how the village was continually visited by plundering scorching mercenaries throughout the centuries.
Even in the earliest times the residents of Hildmannsfeld had a chapel. In 1723, the chapel and most of the town was burnt down. The citizens rebuilt their town. The new chapel is dedicated to St. Wolfgang. Hildmannsfeld being part of Schwarzach explains the patron saint because St. Wolfgang (924 - 994) was a Benedictine monk; like the monks who had built the monastery at Schwarzach.
Around the turn of the 19th century a "staff holder" and later a mayor resided over the town.

In the year 1391 - St. Wolfgang, Earliest Catholic Church

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Catholic
birth and baptism: 1810-1870
marriage: 1810-1870
death and burial: 1810-1870
Civil
birth: 1830-1889
marriage: 1830-1889
death and burial: 1830-1889

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Hilpertsau

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Bandalion, Fritz, Gerstner, Hoch, Kalmbacher, Krieg, Schill, Sieb, Strobel, Weiler, Wörner, Wunsch

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Pat Ellifson

Hörden (also see Gaggenau)

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Anselm, Bauer, Brückel, Grötz, Häfele, Haitz, Heitz, Hartmann, Hornung, Immer, Karcher, Kiesel, Kräuter, Kraft, Lang, Mendel, Machmann, Rahner, Säuger, Staudinger, Stößer, Streb

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Hügelsheim

Geography:
Hugelsheim is located 20 kilometers north of the city of Baden-Baden. Located on the Rhein River it is 14,97 square kilometers in size, with a small population of about 4,000 inhabitants.

History:
The first official mention of Hugelsheim was in 788 when the town was part of the estate Elsabgau. In the year 1212 the town belonged to the monastery of Schwarzach, in whose documents Hugelsheim is mentioned with the village of Sollingen to belong to the staff city of Stollhofen. Hugelsheim was sold to the county of Baden in 1309.
Hugelsheim was a farming and fishing village. There was a fisherman guild in 1593. From 1500 until 1778 there was a Rhein River tax to be paid. Until the beginning of the 19th century the citizens had the right to transport goods on the Rhein River.
Today Hugelsheim is the second smallest independent community in the rural district of Rastatt. The "parent church" is located in Wintersdorf.

Emigrant Surnames:
Bätzler, Bechtold, Beck, Bernhard, Diebold, Dreher, Eberle, Eisenmann, Frank, Freissprung, Graf, Gretz, Hüber, Huck, Husser, Jakob, Kärcher, Krämer, Leppert, Löw, Maier, Müller, Peter, Rheinbold, Röder, Schloß Siegel, Spiegelhalter, Ullrich, Vollmer, Weis, Winter

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Evangelical - Lutheran
birth and baptism: 1643 - 1716
birth and baptism: 1727 - 1961
marriages: 1643 - 1963
death and burial: 1643 - 1964

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Hundsbach

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Acker, Ambrecht, Baier, Braun, Edelmann, Gerber, Jäger, Jörger, Metzinger, Scheuerer

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Important Addresses:

(Landkreis Rastatt Archives)
Kreisarchiv fur den Landkreis Rastatt
Landratsamt
Herrenstr 13
Postfach 1863
76437 Rastatt

LDS Archives for all of Germany
Kirche Jesu Christi der HLT
Abteilung Genealogie
Max - Planck - Str 239
61381 Friedrichsdorf

General Land Archives
Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe
Nördliche Hildapromenade 2
76133 Karlsruhe


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