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3640 NAMES &

16 GENERATIONS IN THE HERROLD GENEALOGY & GROWING!!!

 

 

HERROLDS IN GERMANY

   There is a direct trace from the Herrolds of today to Jacob Hörold born in 1555 in Marbach, Germany.  Jacob (Jakob) was married to Margaretha (?).  Their son, Cornelius Hörold (1586-1660), married Maria Barth (1590-  ) and their son was Georg Hörold (1624-1684).

   Georg Christoph Hörold is the first Herrold to appear in the 1634-1709 (Martinskirche) Lutheran Church book at Steinheim an der Murr (b), Wüerttemberg, Germany in 1644, with his marriage to Anna Madlena (Magdalena) Mueller (1620-1680).  This first church record book, the Martinskirche, contains 37 entries of Hörolds and the record book that followed it (1710-1762) contains 20 entries up to 1737.  It is believed Georg lived south of Steinheim in the Hagnach area.  Georg and Anna's son was Hans Michel Herold (1663-1693), who married Margaretha Klein (1667-  ), and their son was George Christoph Herrold, Sr. (1688-1749), who married Maria Catherina Scheelkopf (1692-  ).

   A German Coat-of-Arms (Merchant) was issued for Christoph Heroldt by purchase in 1662 of an Estate in Bunzlau.  The design of the Coat-of-Arms uses the fleur-de-lis (Lily) and it is argued by some that this is evidence of the Herrold family's French and royal heritage.  However, this French Connection is disputed by some Herrold Historians.  Although the credibility of the Herrold's French Connection is in dispute, it is certain that by the mid 1600s, the Hörolds were settled in Germany for at least a number of years. 

   In 1743, the George Christoph Hörold, Sr. (1688-1749) family lived in the front half of 24 Markstrasse in Steinheim an der Murr, Wüerttemberg, Germany (this house is depicted as the background of our Home page).  Steinheim was the place of his ancestors dating back as the oldest Hörold entry in the 1634-1709 Lutheran Church record book in Steinheim. 

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