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Re: Grace Kelly+Princess of Monaco - German Ancestors

Posted: 1369970322000
Classification: Query
The town of Heppenhein an der Bergstasse, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany is the ancestral home of Grace Kelly's maternal grandmother. Grace's grandfather was from the Tuebingen area in Germany. I have the lineage of Grace, especially that from Heppenheim as my own great-grandmother was born in Unter-Hambach by Heppenehim. Grace Patricia Kelly is a 7th cousin to me in three separate lineages

Grace's mother: Margaret Katherine Majer , b. 13 Dec 1898 in Philadelphia, daugher of Carl Majer and Margaretha Berg. Carl Majer/Maier was b. 11 Dec 1863 in Helmsdorf by Immenstaad am Bodensee (Lake Constance); Margaretha Berg b. 10 July 1870 in Heppenheim, H-D, Germany. They married 22 Jan 1896 in Philadelphia.

I have looked for the articles mentioned in a previous post. I received copies from the Heppenheim historian, Ernst Loeslein. There were pictures of Carl and Margaretha. Both were very good-looking people. I remember thinking that it was not surprising that Grace was so pretty. I am afraid I donated the these journals to the German Genealogy Society in St Paul, Minnesota, as I cannot find them now. Mr. Loeslein informed me that I was related to Princess Grace of Monaco and that everyone in the town of Heppenheim was related to her. I did not enter Carl's lineage into my Family Tree Maker. However, I can give you Margaretha's ancestors:

Grace's maternal line great-grandparents:
Georg Berg, b. 17 Oct 1841 in Walderlenbach, H-D, Germany; d. 14 Aug 1908 in Heppenheim, H-D, Germany; He m. on 28 July 1868 in Heppenheim with:
Elisabeth Roehrig, b. 24 Jan. 1843 in Snderbach, H-D, Germany; d. 15 March 1886 in Heppenheim, H-D, Germany

Grace's gg grandparents:
Johann Georg Berg, b. 25 Oct 1805 In Walderlenbach, H-D; d. 11 Jan 1854 in Erbach, H-D; He married 31 Aug 1830 in Heppenheim to:
Anna Elisabeth Antes, b. 5 July 1809 in Erbach, H-D; d. 14 Sept 1898 in Erbach, H-D.
and Nikolaus Roehrig, b. 1 Oct 1811 in Sonderbach, Germany; d. 11 July 1882 in Heppenheim, H-d; he married on 25 Oct 1836 with:
Margaretha Rothermel, b. 23 Nov 1815 in Kirschhausen, H-D; d. 9 Nov 1887 in Sonderbach, H-D.

Grace's 3rd g grandparents:
[I do not have the Berg ancestors]
Joseph Antes, b. 21 Aug 1783 in Erbach, H-D; d. 3 May 1855 in Erbach; He married on 19 Feb 1805 in Heppenheim, H-D:
Anna Maria Roehrig, b. 24 May 1883 in Hambach, H-D; d. 15 Dec 1815 in Erbach, H-D.
[I do not have N. Roehrig's parents]
Peter Rothermel, b. 28 May 1784 in Walderlenbach, H-D; d. 15 Sept 1859 in Kirschhausen, H-D; he married on 7 Feb 1815 in Heppenheim, H-D with
Elisabeth Engelhard, b. 23 Aug 1792 in Kirschhausen, H-D; d. 1 Sept 1877 in Sonderbach, H-D.

The Antes Ancestors:
Peter Antes, b. 3 April 1752 in Erbach, H-D; d. 18 Jan 1844 in Erbach, H-D; He m. 28 May 1780 in Heppenheim with:
Margaretha Lulay, b. 6 July 1760 in Erbach, H-D; d. 5 Jan 1829 in Erbach, H-D.
[A. M. Roehrig's parents:]
Martin Roehrer, b. 15 Dec 1744 in Hambach, H-D; d. 13 May 1819 in Unter Hambach, H-d; he m. 8 May 1770 in Heppenheim to:
Margaretha Mitsch, b. 6 Sept 1761 in Heppenheim, H-D; d.?

Elisabeth Engelhard's parents:
Casper Engelhardt, b. 16 June 1761 in Kirschhausen, H-D; d. 13 Dec 1813 in Kirschhausen, H-D; he m. 20 Nov 1786 in Heppenheim with:
Eva Elisabeth Schefer, b. 18 March 1766 in Heppenheim, H-D; d. 21 Sept 1817 Kirschhausen, H-D.

I have more ancestors going back several more generations. If you are intersted, email me at
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