February 11 – Anna Katharina Margarethe Frahm

The history facts for today

  • a French Army lead by Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a Prussian-Russian alliance in the Battle of Montmirail on February 11, 1814
  • on February 11, 1945 the last day of the conference of Jalta Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin sign a declaration which determins the reorganisation of Europe. A main decision: Germany gets divided into 4 occupation zones (British, French, US and Soviet)

And on my family tree we meet my first cousin 5x removed.

Anna Katharina Margarethe FRAHM died on February 11, 1894 in Boienhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. According to census records she was called with her middle name Margarethe (or Margaretha, that differs).

Her son-in-law registered her death with the officials in Schildberg one day later:

death certificate Anna Frahm

death certificate Anna Frahm

She was born as third of four children into the marriage of the farmer Joachim Heinrich FRAHM and his wife Margaretha Elisabeth née PARBS on March 31, 1827 in Boienhagen.

She married Christian Karl Heinrich HAGEDORN on December 22 1854 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany – six days after she gave birth to their first child.

Between 1854 and 1868 the couple had five more children. In total four daughters and two sons.

The 1867 census shows Margaretha (row 4) and her husband Christian (row 3) living with 3 of  their children (rows 5-7) on his parent’s (rows 1-2) farm, which he as oldest son would inherit from his father.

census 1867

census 1867

Margaretha got laid to rest in Diedrichshagen on February 17, 1894


  • Ancestry.com, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, Census, 1867 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Ancestry.com.
  • Ancestry.com, Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1950 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013), Ancestry.com.

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