Meine Vorfahren stammen aus Sparnberg (nahe Plauen).Ich möchte gerne mehr über dieselben erfahren. Ich möchte meine Verwandten finden, die in Germany wohnen. Wenn Sie erwandte dieser Familie kennen, wäre ich Ihnen dankbar,wenn Sie ihnen diesen Brief geben könnten, damit sie mit mir Kontakt aufnehmen können.
Vor- und Familienname: Johann Theodur Rudolf Spröd Geburtsdatum: 1830 Vor- und Familienname des Vaters: Adam Heinrich Spröd Vor- und Mädchenname der Ehefrau: Auguste Cedonia Korb Auswanderungsdatum:1880 Religion: evangelisch-lutherisch Hier ein Auszug aus dem Kirchenbuch Sparnberg 1842-1886:Seite 109 Here is an excerpt from the church book Sparnberg 1842-1886:Page 109 Getraut wurden Bräutigam:Bridegroom Johann Theodor Rudolph Spröd, Webergeselle in Sparnberg, geboren 30.Oktober 1830 Johann Theodor Rudolph Spröd, journeyman weaver in Sparnberg, born 30 October 1830 Vater des Bräutigams war der verstorbene Adam Heinrich Spröd, Tagelöhner in Sparnberg Father of the Bridgegroom was the deceased Adam Heinrich Sproed, day laborer in Sparnberg Mutter des Bräutigams Johanne Elisabeth Margarethe geb.Gemeinhardt Mother of the bridegroom Johanne Elizabeth Margarethe maiden name Gemeinhardt Braut: Bride Auguste Sidonie Korb Auguste Sidonie Korb Vater der Braut: Johann Heinrich Korb, Fleischermeister in Sparnberg Father of the Bridge:Johann Heinrich Korb,master butcher in Sparnberg Mutter der Braut: die verstorbene Henriette geb.Erler Mother of the bride: the deceased Henriette maiden name Erler Trauungsdatum: 12.Mai 1856Wedding date:12 May 1856
Ich entschuldige mich für mein schlechtes Deutsches.Von ich sehr viel möchte Verwandte in Deutschland finden, dem meine Vorfahren waren. Ich danke Ihnen im Voraus für Ihre Hilfe.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Denise (Sproed) Merritt
A write up a relative gave me on the family: 1.Johann Heinrich VON KORB.The Von Korbs lived in cities and were business men.Lived in a province famous then and now (1938) for its livestock, especially for its wonderful cattle.He was a stock expert, and made a modest fortune in buying and handling cattle.Julius often spoke of many instances of being with Johann on his journeys into the country to buy cattle and other livestock.Contact with breeders and drovers were always most interesting to the eager mind of the boy Julius.John Henry had the reputation of being able to etimate the weight of an animal and come within a few pounds of the actual figure.For this ability, he won several prizes.John was instantly killed in a fall from a hayloft.His neck was broken and death was instant and merciful.Anton always referred to his dad as a man of education and culture.Anton had been with him many times when he visited and talked with men in high positions:lawyers, doctors and squires, all of whom he held in great respect, and it was plain that he was always esteemed by them, for his advice was much sought after.John Henry had a good library, and spent all his leisure time in reading.He was the youngest son of a wealthy family.Anton visited the estate of the von Korbs and his memory was that of vast land holdings and a home of luxury.
Johann Heinrich VON KORB had the following children:
2 i. Louis KORB.The oldest of the four boys, was six feet two inches tall, was exempted from military duty to help his mother in their business and in taking care of the family. 3 ii. Ferdinand KORB.-drafted together with his brother Henry into the army service as soon as they were old enough.Ferdinand was the tallest of the brothers, and the cleverest.Had a deep baritone voice as well as a fine education, and was a commanding officer in the King's Guard.He could write with both hands and hold a conversation at the same time, all on different subjects.His capability made him almost indispensable in the army. 4 iii. Henry KORB. 5 iv. Henrietta KORB.Henrietta and her sister Menia were experts with the needle, doing fine needle work and tailoring for both men and women. 6 v. Menia KORB.Menia and her sister were experts with the needle, doing fine needle work and tailoring for both men and women. 7 vi. Emily KORB.Emily was very efficient in the domestic arts. +8 vii. Sadonia KORB. +9 viii. Katherine KORB.Katherine was a professional organist, travelling extensively through Europe, playing in theatres and all the large churches.She preferred the German cities, however.She married Karl HOFFMAN and had a son, Fritz HOFFMAN, also an organist of some reknown. +10 ix. Anton Julius KORB.