The misterious ERBRECHT´s and the Bülow "gut"? Do anybody know more?
Is there any one with the name "ERBRECHT". I know there are at least three families in U.S. from a mail answer with a young Erbrecht family member (he did not know himself about his german ancestors though).The word Erbrecht means "heritage rights" (sorry I do not know the exact english judicial term for it) but right to inherit something. I have started to speculate (which is not so good maybe) my self if the man was an (so called) "illegitime" son of a nobelman or Knight with such a "strange" name from a word with a judicial significance . I have no idea if he was or wasn´t a nobelman or a knight himself. The later Erbrecht family members married alot of nobel families though, but that is not the important thing. I want to find the earlier ancestors and verify the house he had. The first of my ancestors with the name ERBRECHT was a "rittergutsbesitzer" (a person who had a knights mannor house/what ever that means?!) he was called Christian August (maybe also Carl and Andréas, it say in some of my records) he died 1847 and was married to Elisabeth DEGNER who died in 1845 they had a "rittergut" (I suppose, why else should he be a "rittergutsbesitzer"?) that was called Bülow, Bühlow, Buelow (spelled different in different records) and it say Schwerin Mecklenburg after.
Elisabeth had a father "finansrath" DEGNER in Schwerin Mecklenburg (I do not know or can find anything more about him either) their children I can find in records at the internet sites and I have found a son Johan Adolf Carl Christian ERBRCEHT (1823-1888) in "The House of Nobels and Knights" (Riddarhuset) archieve in Stockholm, where it says he was an "erbpächter" to Bülow, when he 1846 married a swedish baroness Agnes Margareta WACHTMEISTER (born 1821 or 1823- died 1874). (his (possibly!)twin sister who also called Agnes Erbrecht, married also another baron Wachtmeister)Some people say "erbpächter" means farmer (and it may be right, I do not know. I just wonder why he and his father have two different titles when they had the same place "Bülow"?) I can´t verify which Bülow (there are at least five in Mecklenburg) that Bülow close to the village Rehna seems most plausible. But before I use alot of money (which I do not have!) to get a professional to find it out. I ask at different gnealogical groups like this, if someone knows about, heard or read about or simply how one can get this information, that is not avaible at the internet without spending a fortune. I just want to visit the place afte I´ve heard so much about it from my grandmother when I was a boy. Please, is there anybody who knows something just drop me a note.
Sincerely Yours: Steve