February 6 – Magdalena Christiana Kranz

Two days before the start of the Olympic Games in Sochi we have two other Olympic Events:

  • on February 6, 1936 the Nordic Combined champion and future designer Willy Bogner speaks the Olympic oath for the athletes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Since then the Skiteam wears traditionally Bogner outfits
  • on Februar 6, 1968 the skier Léo Lacroix is the one giving the oath for the athletes at the Olympic Games in Grenoble, France. It was the first time that two seperated German teams represented the two German countries

On my family tree my first cousin 4x removed Magdalena Christiana KRANZ is born in Schlutup, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

st. andreas


She received her baptism on February 16, 1834 in St. Andreas church of Schlutup




Magdalena was one of two children I have found for the fisherman Hinrich KRANZ and his wife Anna Elisabeth BADE.

Unfortunately, Schlutup didn’t belong to Lübeck yet for the census of 1845. And the census 1851 shows her not living with the family anymore.

Which means, her baptism record is really the last trace I have of her.

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