NameJohann Gottlieb Franke , GGG Grandfather, M
Birth2 Nov 1783, Gaberndorf (near Weimar), Thüringen, Germany60
Death7 Jan 1855, Laucha an der Unstrut, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany68,60
Christen4 Nov 1783, Gaberndorf (near Weimar), Thüringen, Germany60
OccupationMaster Weaver (“Leinewebermeister”)
FatherJohann Adam Franke , M (1754-1813)
MotherMaria Dorothea Saalborn , F (1756-1812)
Spouses
1Johanna Maria Rindelhardt 68, Step GGG Grandmother, F
Birthca 178868
Death7 Mar 1828, Laucha an der Unstrut, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany68
MotherHanna Walther , F
Marriage30 Jul 1817, Laucha an der Unstrut, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany68
Marr MemoL6b, S. 533
ChildrenHanna Rosina , F (1817-)
 Hanna Chr. Henrietta , F (1820-)
Birth31 Mar 1799, Heldrungen, Thüringen, Germany60
Death6 Sep 1845, Laucha an der Unstrut, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany60
FatherJohann Gottfried Gensel , M (1764-1810)
MotherChristiane Elisabetha Spangenberg , F (1774-1847)
Marriage7 Mar 1830, Laucha an der Unstrut, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany68,60
ChildrenWilhelmina Theresia (Theresa) , F (1831-1898)
 Carl Moritz , M (1837-1910)
Notes for Johann Gottlieb Franke
Gottlieb came from Niederholzhausen but was born in Gaberndorf. On his marriage record (which lists his father Adam) he is described as “einen nachgeborenen ältester Sohn”. “Nachgeborenen” (literally, “later born”) is not a word in modern use so it’s unclear what “a later born oldest son” means, but it possibly simply means “descended from”.68
Interestingly, he was a weaver and his father-in-law was a sheep farm owner so one wonders if there was a professional connection between them.

From his grandson Karl Bruno Franke’s memoirs: “In the little town of Laucha a. U. about the year 1830 or so, the master weaver Gottlieb Franke, and his wife from Heldrungen, moved to Laucha, in the upper Krautgasse, after he had bought a small house with a beautiful garden and some adjacent meadow. He brought with him two looms (Webstühle) and two journeymen, as well as the equipment for a small dye-house (Tuchfärberei). So my grandparents signed their names in the churchbook of Laucha.....Grandfather was very tough. Aunt Therese told me that the journeymen complained when the spools were not ready on time and grandpa pulled on the pants of the rascal and spanked him on his bottom with a steel stick taken from the spool frame, but soon the mechanical weaving system had less and less business because of the mechanization of that business. Even the dyeing was not profitable anymore.”73
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