One Fickert Jettenbach Line (1655-now)
By nancy March 13, 2001 at 12:12:54
Our Fickert's are from Jettenbach--a village in the Western Palatinate ("Westpfalz"). Jettenbach is part of the Rhineland-Palatinate state ("Rheinland-Pfalz") and Kusel County in southwest Germany, and belonged to the Bavarian State ("Bayern") until 1946. It is half an hour from Kaiserslautern away and one hour from Sarrebruck and the French border. Jettenbach became famous in the 19th century as a "village of musicians."
Below is one Jettenbach Fickert line.All births/deaths/marriages took place in Jettenbach unless otherwise noted.
The oldest known Fickert in Jettenbach is Michael Fückert (b. 1655) and may be the father of Johann Paul Fickert (b. abt 1680).The origins of the Jettenbach Fickerts are not known at this time but they have been in Jettenbach for more than 300 years.They were mainly of the Lutheran religion.
1.Johann Paul Fickert (b. abt 1680, d. 04 Apr 1737 in Jettenbach) married abt. 1703 to
Maria Eva Eckhard from Rutsweiler on the Lauter River;
2.Johann Peter Fickert (b. 3 Mar 1726) married 26 Jun 1752 to
Anna Elisabeth Wagner (b. 16 Aug 1726, d. 28 Sep 1803);
3.Johann Philipp Fickert (b. 22 Aug 1766, d. 27 Jun 1836) married about 1789 to
Elisabeth Henriette Schmitt (b. 3 Mar 1767, d. 03 April 1838);
4.Johann Peter Fickert (b. 25 Jan 1808, d. 01 Feb 1891) married 10 Jan 1832 to
Susanna Koch (b. 21 Oct 1805 in Rothselberg, d. 11 Mar 1855);
5.Philipp Fickert (b. 09 Apr 1842, d. 25 Feb 1901) married 30 Dec 1865 to
Margaretha Riesinger (b. 24 Sep 1844, d. 17 Jul 1897).
Philipp was a musician and, as such, traveled to England, Belgium, and Switzerland.
Philipp Fickert (b .29 Sep 1865)
Karl Fickert (b. 18 Jun 1867)
Julius Fickert (b. 22 Sep 1869)
Eduard Fickert (b. 8 Oct 1871, d. 17 Aug 1872)
6.Philipp Fickert (b. 29 Sep 1865 in Jettenbach, d. 29 Mar1950 in Chicago, Cook, IL) married 5 Dec 1891 in Rothselberg, Germany to
(1) Elisabeth Forger (b. 7 Nov 1867 in Rothselberg);
married 1896 (probably in the US) to
(2) Rosalia Lampka (b. 14 Jul 1868 in Germany, d. 29 Jul 1914 in Chicago, Cook, IL) .
The emigration date for Philipp Fickert has not yet been determined but is likely between 1891 and 1896.
Rosalia Lampka and Philipp Fickert had at least 6 children all born in Chicago, Cook, IL:
Philip Joseph Fickert (b. 1898)
Elizabeth Fickert (b. 1901)
Frances Fickert (b. 1904)
Alex Fickert (b. 1906)
Clara Fickert (b. 1909)
Albert Fickert (b. 1910)
Acknowledgment:We gratefully thank Jan Fickert of Neunkirchen, Germany(near Jettenbach) for sharing her Jettenbach Fickert research.