February 15 – Sophia Dorothea Auguste Oldenburg

On February 15, 1794 in the French First Republic the Tricolore gets incorporated as French national flag.

And another new national flag: In an official ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Queen Elizabeth II. presents on February 15, 1965 the Maple Leaf as new official national flag of Canada.

60 years earlier, on February 15, 1905 my 3rd great grand aunt Sophia Dorothea Auguste OLDENBURG died in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

Oldenburg Sophia Dorothea Auguste


According to the 1900 census she went by the calling name “Dorothea”, therefore I will use it, too.

Dorothea was born May 17, 1824 in Diedrichshagen as first child into the marriage of Joachim Christian Heinrich OLDENBURG and his wife Christine Dorothea Johanna née SEEMANN.

She married Hans Joachim Heinrich KÖRNER on November 27, 1855 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

The 1867 census shows her living with her husband, two of their children (I found three so far), her mother-in-law and a farmhand on the family farm in Diedrichshagen.

Following her death, Dorothea got laid to rest on February 20, 1905 on the church cemetary of Diedrichshagen.

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