Heinrich Löwenstein
Male 1683 - 1737

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  • Born  28 Feb 1683  Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1704  Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    farmer 
    Immigration  1720  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    emigrated without wife or children?
    I borrowed Alice Forsyth's book "German Pest Ships 1720-1721" which lists families on 5 ships that sailed to Mississippi. Heinrich was not on the passenger list. 
    Died  about 1737  Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is confusion about Heinrich which perhaps can be resolved by looking at actual church records, rather than abstracts. Heinrich reportedly immigrated in 1720 to Mississippi and also reportedly died in Dühren. The 1717-1720 Mississippi Company brought about 2000 Germans to the Missippi River Valley. The endeavor was promoted by John Law, a Scottish investor, who published a pamphlet determined to recruit Swiss and German artisans and laborers which described Louisiana in glowing terms. This project was a failure because the land was too swampy to be developed. Perhaps Heinrich determined the colony was not a place to bring the family he left behind and subsequently returned to Germany.
      However, the death year is suspicious to me. A lot of Germans died of the plague in France after leaving home and before the ships left for Mississippi. I have not found any variation of Heinrich Löwenstein on the Mississippi ship lists. Historian Jay Schexnaydre writes, "One thing that Al Robichaux has found are the names of many relatives of our German Coast Ancestors that died at Lorient, France. Fortunately, the Département of Morbihan (where Lorient is located) has "en ligne" / online records of the l'Etat Civil and Registres Paroissiaux. I'd consult those burial records in the local church of Lorient to see if he's listed." I haven't been able to navigate the Lorient records. Perhaps Heinrich died at Lorient, but was not reported to his family in Dühren; son George came to America, went to Mississippi to find him, found he died in France, reported his findings to family back home, at which time the priest entered the 1737 death year with no other information; George then travelled to and settled in Pennsylvania.
    Person ID  I098247  Strausstown Roots | KaMaMaBaHe
    Last Modified  21 May 2011 
     
    Father  Gregorius Liebenstein,   b. 15 Apr 1639, Albesrieden, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1701, Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Ruppert,   b. 1642, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Oct 1661 
    Family ID  F25979  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  Eleonora Catharina Hoffman,   b. estimated 1684, Adersbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Aug 1704  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Löwenstein,   b. 04 May 1709, Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Maria Barbara Löwenstein,   b. 23 Nov 1710, Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Barbara Löwenstein,   b. 30 Dec 1711, Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1712, Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 May 2011 
    Family ID  F54984  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Eva Margaretha Böhl,   b. Feb 1682, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 May 1712  [4
    Children 
    >1. George Löwenstein,   b. 10 Jan 1713, Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1771, Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Maria Löwenstein,   b. 21 Nov 1719, Dühren, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 May 2011 
    Family ID  F25968  Group Sheet
     


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