Johannes Jacob Reithmuller & Maria Elisabeth Mayer
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There is a marriage license in Stuttgart showing his daughter married in 1777. It shows ?JACOB REITMULLER was residing in Neckarrems, Germany. When she married in 1881 in Neckarrems the records there show his name to be JOHANNES. The records also show that he was a vinedresser, at times also policeman of the village. Since his daughter did not have children until 1882, I believe the marriage license was registered in Stuttgart after they moved there to reflect the births of their children & that the marriage dates and the dates of her birth was incorrectly recorded by a couple of years. Since the family was from Neckarrems, I believe the records there to be correct.

He was born illegitimate. In such a case the parson had to convoke a fact finding committee called "Kirchenkonvent". The minutes of this board report, that Maria Agnes Auracher was cited on 5-17-1725. At that time she was a maidservant in the communal mill of Neckarrems, which had leased Georg Reithmueller. Maria Agnes Auracher affirmed, that she was violated by the miller's son Johannes several times. Indeed Johannes had not promised to marry her, but he had said, that he would pay if she would be delivered of a child.

Then Johannes Riethmuller was interrogated. He denied this declaration of Maria Agnes and said, that Maria Agnes had a love affair with a certain Michael Naegelin, a farm hand. Naegelin, however, also contradicted. After all two witnesses were questioned, whom Johannes Reithmuller had brought with him. Both pretended they had caught Michael Naeglin and Maria Agnes Auracher in the very act. So the depositions were contradictory. But Johannes Riethmuller must have conceded the fatherhood later on, because he gave his name to his illegitimate son. There was in inventory which was written when JOHANNES RIETHMUELLER, Jr. got married. Here are listed all the things he and his wife brought into the marriage, in the first place a vineyard ("Weingart"). Namely Johannes Riethmuller had paid to Maria Agnes Auracher 25 florins yearly for deflowering and for alimony ("pro defloratione et alimentatione prolis"). This money Maria Agnes Auracher saved, and then she bought the vineyard for her son.

JOHANNES JACOB REITHMULLER married MARIA ELISABETH MAYER January 17, 1751, in Neckarrems, Germany.


Daughter's German marriage license 1777 in Stuttgart
Daughter's German marriage license 1781 in Neckarrems
Information from Archivist in Neckarrems