December 21 – Emma Johanna Maria Hennings

Marie and Pierre Curie discover the chemical element Radium on December 21, 1898.

On December 21, 1959 marries the Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the student Farah Diba.

And on my family tree?

We meet Emma Johanna Maria HENNING, the niece of my 3rd great grand uncle.

Emma was born on December 21, 1882 in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany and baptized on December 31, 1882 in Diedrichshagen.

Emma Johanna Maria Hennings Taufe

Emma was the youngest of six children of the mason Joachim Heinrich HENNINGS and his wife Maria Dorothea Elisabeth EVERT.

But little Emma didn’t even reach her second birthday. She died 22 months old on November 14, 1884 in Upahl.

Emma Johanna Maria Hennings Beerdigung


The following document is a perfect example that even registrars make mistakes sometimes. In the original entry, Emmas age is given with 2 years and 11 months. In the side note you can see that his his father had this corrected to “1 year and 11 months”.

Grevesmhlen MecklenburgWestern Pomerania Germany -377


Emma got laid to rest on the church cemetary in Diedrichshagen on November 15, 1884.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s