October 30 – Today in my family tree

October 30, 1485: King Henry VII gets crowned in London.

And very important for me and my family tree.. October 30, 1864 the peace treaty of Vienna ends the German-Danish war between Austria, Prussia and Denmark. The defeated Denmark disclaimed the duchies Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg. Based on the terms of the treaty, Austria would get Schleswig and Prussia would administer Holstein. This split led to the Austro-Prussian war, but that’s another story.

Those three duchies are forming Schleswig-Holstein today, the area where I have been born and raised. So you see, I could have been danish 😉

What happened on my family tree?

Helene Elisabeth Maria KÖRNER died of the flu on October 20, 1918 in Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg, Germany.

The fact that she died of the flu is really making me uncomfortable right now, because I am sitting at home fighting with one. It is really scary that this illness was mortal about 100 years ago.

These civil records published at ancestry.de are really like a goldmine. You see her parents as well whom she was married to

Grevesmhlen MecklenburgWestern Pomerania Germany -111

She was born July 19, 1864 in Upahl, in the Diedrichshagen parish as the oldest of three children and confirmed in the church of Diedrichshagen on April 06, 1879.

On October 8, 1886 she married Fritz Heinrich August EVERT, a railway worker from Upahl. They had two sons I know of so far.

Helene was laid to rest on November 3, 1918 in Diedrichshagen after her body was transferred there from Grevesmühlen.

Helene Körner


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  1. Pingback: November 13 – (almost) danish | Barbara Schmidt

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