January 21 – Maria Magdalena Johanna Dose

Today is National Hug Day!! So feel yourself virtually hugged ūüėČ

The Dutch Sailor Abel Tasman discovers the island Tonga in the South Pacific on January 21, 1643.

And we go on with discoveries. On this day in the year 1788 does Arthur Philipps, commander of the First Fleet with british prisoners on board to found the first penal colony, discover Manly Bay. Like most discoveries out of coincidence. He planned to settle in Botany Bay but went further North due to lack of sweetwater. This would become the first European settlement in Australia.

On my family tree I would like to introduce you to Maria Magdalena Johanna DOSE, a farmer’s daughter born on January 21, 1882 in Sievershagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. She is the third of eight children of Carl Johann Joachim Heinrich DOSE and his wife Maria Sophia Elisabeth ¬†n√©e PARBS.

She received her christening in Diedrichshagen (take a look at the map here if you are interested) on February 5, 1882.

baptism entry

baptism entry

In the same church she gets confirmed on March 29, 1896

I have found her census entry for Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1900 in Bernstorf in the county of Grevesm√ľhlen.

And that is the last trace I have of her. Any DOSE descendants out there?




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