Since finding the Konzens in Lellig, Luxembourg, the three of us have only come up with more questions about the Konzens. Such as are Catherine and Angela Susanna the children of Peter’s brother Wilhelm (born 1797)? If so, where were they born and who was their mother and when did they come to the US? We haven’t been able to find any records of their immigration (other than estimates that they gave census makers).
I’ll explain more about the Angela Susanna and Catherine mystery in my next posts, but I wrote a letter to the Catholic churches in Lellig and Herborn, Luxembourg, asking for more information about the Konzens and their descendants and ancestors. I haven’t received a response from either of them, yet, but I’m still hopeful. I’ve also ordered in a bunch more microfilms of records (civil and parish) in Lellig and Herborn in hopes of finding Angela Susanna and Catherine or Wilhelm and his family. So far (and I have a bunch of films to still look through) we’ve only found some random Konzens and Kons – and they could be related, but since the records we’ve found them in don’t give any details about them except their name and the date of the event (birth, marriage, or death).
However, we have found some more information on Elisabeth Konzen (daughter of Theodore Konzen & Catherine Scholer and sister of Peter Konzen). Paula – who is the queen of web searches – found a link for Elisabeth on a German genealogy site http://gedbas.genealogy.net/datenblatt.jsp?nr=1029977294. There’s a family tree entered for Elisabeth on the site and it says that she married Matthias Michels, had eight kids, and then died in Trierweiler, Germany. The site continues to list descendants of most of Elisabeth’s children. I’ll be adding this to the blog’s family tree (once I finish with our Konzens) and hopefully we’ll make contact with Elisabeth’s descendants one day.
I’ve ordered microfilms of parish records for Trierweiler in hopes of finding more information on the Konzens – even if it’s just records for Elisabeth’s kids and their families.