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Saxon Weimer or Frankenheim Germany

Saxon Weimer or Frankenheim Germany

Posted: 1074696666000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1078678080000
Surnames: Friedrich/Hohmann
Our family Friedrich/Hohmann came from Saxon Weimer and Frakenheim. Can anyone tell the name of the county either of these might be in today. They left Germany in 1872. Any information would be appreciated.

Re: Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Thuringia) or Frankenheim, Germany

Robert T. (View posts)
Posted: 1074777008000
Classification: Query
Claressa, I just wanted to make you aware that you are confused in one regard, and it's a very common confusion actually:

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that Weimar is in the state (until 1918, Kingdom) of Saxony (in German: Sachsen; capital: Dresden). That is not true. What you are actually referring to is what was, until 1918, the very small Thuringian Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (in German: Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach), the capital of which was the city of Weimar. The confusion arises because the names of a number of the small Thuringian states began with Saxe- (in German: Sachsen-). This came about because they were ruled by members of the House of Wettin, the same Royal House that ruled Saxony.

Following World War I, the small Thuringian states consolidated into a new state called Thuringia (in German: Thüringen), with the city of Weimar as its capital. In 1944, the Prussian enclave of Erfurt also became part of the state of Thuringia and Erfurt is the capital of Thuringia today.

Frankenheim is a little more complicated because there are two of them:

There is a Frankenheim located in was until 1918 the very small Thuringian Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen (in German: Sachsen-Meiningen). Like Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Saxe-Meiningen also became part of the new state of Thuringia in 1920.

There is also a smaller Frankenheim actually located in the state (former Kingdom) of Saxony (in German: Sachsen; capital: Dresden), not far from Saxony's largest city, Leipzig. Do your source materials give any hint at all as to which of the two Frankenheims the Friedrich/Hohmann families came from? If some of the family lived in the former Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the Frankenheim in Thuringia is of course the more likely of the two.


Re: SaxeWeimar-Eisenach (Thuringia) or Frankenheim, Germany

Posted: 1155425148000
Classification: Query
If you can answer it would be appreciate. I found your post rebarding Frankenheim. I am also reseaching some ancestors from Frankenheim and was wondering if you could possibly give me some hint as to which part of Germany they came from. On the censuses it just lists Saxony, or in some cases the same people, Prussia. I came to the conclusion then the Frankenheim mine came from was actually in Niedersachsen or Lower Saxony. (Kingdom of Prussia) do you think this is a correct assumption?

Re: SaxeWeimar-Eisenach (Thuringia) or Frankenheim, Germany

Claressa Friedrich (View posts)
Posted: 1155651180000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Friedrich/Wahl
This is a great website on Germany; website:
Hope it helps.

Re: SaxeWeimar-Eisenach (Thuringia) or Frankenheim, Germany

C. Wiegand (View posts)
Posted: 1155664396000
Classification: Query
Thanks for posting, I had been looking for a good history site, but so far hadn't found one. This one looks excellent, so I am sure it will help.. There are tons of sites on Germany, but mostly non specific.

Re: Saxon Weimer or Frankenheim Germany

Posted: 1192668123000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Friederich, Hohmann
I am a descendent of Gustav Adolph Friederich and Carolina Hohmann's daughter Elisabeth. I would like to know more about Gustav "Adolph" and Carolina's parents, if you have any information.
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