August 1 – Maria Wilhelmine Elisabeth Lenschow

With the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 from Augst 1, 1834 does Great Britain prohibit the slavery in the full British Empire.

And August 1, 1944 marks the last entry in the diary of Anne Frank.

On my family tree we move back to the parish of Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Maria Wilhelmine Elisabeth LENSCHOW was born on August 1, 1864 in Sievershagen in the parish. She was the oldest daughter of the tailor Hans Friedrich LENSCHOW and his wife Maria Christine Magdalene née WINKELMANN.

So far I only know of one younger sister of her, but she was born five years later. And looking at the birth rate in those times, I am sure there are more siblings to be found.

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen


On April 6, 1879 she got confirmed into the lutheran religion in the church of Diedrichshagen. The same church she married the bricklayer Wilhelm Johann Heinrich LENSCHOW from Kastahn in – on January 26, 1886.

marriage certificate Lenschow & Lenschow

marriage certificate Lenschow & Lenschow

Also for Maria and Wilhelm I found only two children so far, but also years apart:

  • Frieda Maria Emma, born March 4, 1886
  • stillborn daughter, born February 9, 1894

Maria died one day after giving birth to the stillborn daughter on February 10, 1894 in Sievershagen and got laid to rest on the cemetary of Diedrichshagen on February 14, 1894.





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