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From: "Drew Baumann Roberts" <>
Subject: BAUMANN origins
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 16:25:02 -0800
My father was a Robert BAUMANN.
I have researched my BAUMANN ancestry for almost 50 years,
then had a great finding recently that my great grandpa,
Christian Philipp BAUMANN was born in
Kusel, Kusel, Kaiserslautern, Bavaria 1833.
His BAUMANN family lived in or near Kusel since
Ernst Alexander Otto Cornelius Andreas BAUMANN
was "Stadtschultheißen zu Kusel" in 1748 until his death there in 1790.
If I understand correctly, Kusel was a town in the Duchy of
Pfälz-Zweibrücken in this time period?
I have many questions, but these four are foremost:
1- If this title/office of Stadtschultheißen was that of
a Town Mayor or Civil Judge, what would have been his duties an
2- Would this appointed office have been made by the
Herzog Pfälz-Zweibrücken ?
3- Since I have read that this region of the Palatinate was severely
devastated and depopulated by 1700 and that most people living
here (about 70% of Population) were immigrants from other
regions in German lands and 40% of them were SWISS,
have other people with ancestors in the Palatinate found their ancestors immigrated
into this region from Germanic SWISS towns?
4- Since my BAUMANN family converted to the Ev. Ref. German Church and
contributed several generations of Ev. Ref. German Church pastors down through
history, and this Christian Religious church appears to have developed from Swiss
towns that took up Calvinism in the 16th century, have historians found that the influx
of Swiss into the Palatinate after 1700 was mainly due to Religious Missionaries or
simply German population expansion into the Palatinate for Farming Land and/or
some other prospects to improve their living conditions?
Drew BAUMANN Roberts
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