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Looking for inform on Marguerite (Margaretha) HAUPTMANN, HOFFMAN, OFFMAN, or KAUFMAN b. 1698 Baden-Wurttemberg, Gemany d. 1760 in Picardie, France married to Martin Mayer (Mair, Meyer) #france


TheUglyChick
 

I am working on my genealogic history from a genetic standpoint as well as my family tree. I have had my DNA analyzed via 23andMe and was surprised to learn that I have a small percentage of Ashkenazi Jewish dna. I have been looking into my family tree and believe I have found the ancestor that it may have come from, but there is not much information on her. 
 
My 7th Great Grandmother was named Margueritte (Margaretha) HAUPTMANN, HOFFMAN, OFFMAN, or KAUFMAN b. 1698 Baden-Wurttemberg, Gemany d. 1760 in Picardie, France married to Martin Mayer (Mair, Meyer). I cannot find any information on her line. I would like to connect with anyone with any information on her family. 
 
When I researched Jewish families in Wurttemberg, there were only very few in the area at the time and they were not allowed to settle there permanently. 
 
Martin Mayer passed away in 1752.
 
Her son is my 6th Great Grandfather. He was Hantz Jakob Mayer was born about 1715 who died in 10/17/1757 in St. Charles, Louisiana
 
 
Any information would be most appreciated.
 
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Crystal Ann Demars
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Sally Bruckheimer
 

Small % of DNA results are often noise. Your 4th ggrandmother would only have 1.5% of your DNA, and it might well be noise. You will have to do genealogy research to find out about her - and you already know her name, so it wouldn't be a huge project.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Reuven Mohr
 

Baden Wuerttemberg is a term which did not exist till ~1950.
Wuerttemberg did exist, but in very limited borders, and as you say, with few Jewish families. But there were many rural communities in the areas which became later (~1805) the kingdom of Wuerttemberg.
It is very difficult to research Jewish genealogy for 17-18th cent. without knowing an exact location.
The chance that Jews in such rural communities would have had names like the ones you mention is close to zero.
Reuven Mohr


mbrav@...
 

There were certainly small rural Jewish communities in neighboring Baden in the 18th century, so I believe there would have been Jewish communities in Wurttemberg as well.  My own HOFMANN ancestors, going back to my 6th great grandparents, lived in Schmieheim in Baden and are buried in the Schmieheim Jewish Cemetery.  Records exist for both the Jewish and Christian communities of most towns, but as Reuven Mohr points out you need a location.

Michael Braverman
East Hampton, NY