For the past few months I have not made much progress in my ancestor searching. Today I was perusing Family Search and who knows why, but I entered my great grandmother, Anna Meta Margarethe name and came up with SIX siblings.
I knew her date of birth (8 April 1868) from a hand written note that I found among my fathers paper after he had died. The rest of those listed is her husband and their children and spouses.
The second line says “Mutter 8 April 1868” So when I came to her information I knew I had the correct parents. As it develops she had six brothers, and I have not found any sisters. Her fathers name was Ernst Frederich Wilhelm Hackmann and her mother was Elsie Marie Rittel
Hermann August Karl Hackmann 22 September 1865
Ernst Frederich Wilhelm Hackmann 24 February 1867
Friedrich Wilhelm Hackmann 5 March 1871
Michael Friedrich Hackmann 21 July 1872
Heinrich Wilhelm Hackmann 23 July 1873
Friedrich Jacob Heinrich Hackmann 24 December 1874
Now I was really excited and I searched for Elsie Marie Rittel, my great great grandmother, and what did I find was a list of Elsie’s siblings. Her father’s name was Karl Friedrich Bermandi Rittel and her mother was Anna Meta Margarethe Lurssen. That was my great grandmothers name.
Michael Friedrich Bermandi Rittel 26 December 1842
Elsie Marie Johanne Rittel 13 July 1844
Karl Friedrich Rittel 27 October 1845
Jacob Friedrich Heinrich Rittel 10 March 1848
Johann Friedrich Lucie Rittel 14 March 1850
Adelheide Henriette Rittel 25 December 1853
Johanne Friedrika Louise Rittel 1 June 1856
Johann Gottfried Rittel 25 May 1859
Johann Bernhard Rittel 2 September 1861.
Where do I go from here? That was certainly a lot of family to find for one day. My hat is off for the person who indexed this list. The list was updated recently and I am extremely glad to find it.