Ancestral Time Line


Happy the man who fondly thinks of his forebears,
Who likes to tell the willing listener the tale
Of their achievements and greatness, and is glad
To see himself a link in the beautiful chain.

Goethe
(From Homesteaders on the Steppe)

1096-1099 - The 1st Crusade
1147-1149 - The 2nd Crusade
1189-1192 - The 3rd Crusade

1517 - October 31 - Martin Luther's 95 theses posted at Wittenberg

1618-1648 - The Thirty Years War
1640 - (about) - Deobald Dockter born in Stattmatten, Alsace
1645-1676 - Alexis is Czar of Russia
1663 - November 6 - Matthaus Wolff born in Dahlhunden, Alsace
1678 - March 1 - Barbara Stump born in Bonlanden, Wuerttemberg
1680 - March 29 - Jerg "Haasen" Schlecht born in Bonlanden, Wuerttemberg
1687 - June 8 - Theobald Dockter born in Stattmatten, Alsace
1689-1725 - Peter I, the great is Czar of Russia
1690 - (about) Johann Albrecht Ehrmann born in Leinew?

1700 - March 20 - Johann Georg Rudolf born in Adersbach, Heidelberg, Baden
1725-1740 - Catharine I is Czarina? of Russia
1738 - April 4 - Johann Heinrich Nestel born in Mauer, Heidelberg, Baden
1746 - November 27 -Johann Georg Haug born in Helmstadt, Baden
1753 - November 17 - Johann Melchior Ehrmann born in Bonfeld, Wuerttemberg
1756 - August 19 - Johannes Veyhl born (in Gutenberg?)
1762-1796 - Catherine II the Great is Czarina of Russia
1762 - February 21 - Johann Georg Dockter born in Dengolsheim, Alsace
1762 - (about) - Maria Salomea Gaertner born in Hatten, Weissenbourg, Alsace
1762 - September 6 - Samuel Schlichenmaier born in Cottenweiler, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg
1769 - (about) - Barbara Rott born in Hunspach, Alsace
1770-1771 - Johann Wolfgang Goethe in Sessenheim, Alsace
1776 - July 4 - United States of America Declares Independence
1777 - February 8 -Johann Michael Veyhl born in Gutenberg, Nurtingen, Wuerttemberg
1779 - Cherson established
1789-1792 - The French Revolution
1793 - Tiraspol established
1794 - Odessa established

1801-1825 - Alexander I is Czar of Russia
1804 - May 22, 10AM (check) - Veil family leaves Gutenberg, Wuerttemberg for "Prussiche Polen"
1805 - Wuerttemberg becomes a Kingdom
1806 - Baden becomes a grand duchy
1806 - Confederation of the Rhine formed
1806 - Confederation is obligated to provide troops to Napoleon
1807 - May 29 - King Friedrich prohibits emigration from Wuerttemberg
1809 - Dockter family leaves Sessenheim for Neudorf, South Russia
1812 - September 14 - Napoleon burns Moscow
1815 - March 15 - Wuerttemberg Emigration prohibition lifted
1815 - June - Napoleon defeated at Waterloo
1816 - (before) - Veil family arrives in Neudorf
1817 - May - Johannes Leibbrand leads Weissachers towards Mount Ararat, Caucauses
1817 - June? - Schlichenmaier family leaves Cottenweiler, Wuerttemberg for Hoffnungstal, South Russia
1817 - June? - Schlecht family leaves Bonlanden, Wuerttemberg for Hoffnungstal, South Russia
1817 - September 6 - Samual Schlichenmaier dies in Ismail
1817 - September? - Johannes Leibbrand dies in Ismail
1818 - 13 year-old Immanuel Jakob Liebbrand is elected spiritual leader of Hoffnungstal
1819 - June 23 - Ehrmann family leaves Bonfeld, Wuerttemberg for Hoffnungstal, South Russia
1847 - Karl Marx writes Communist Manifesto
1853 - Crimean War
188? - Czar begins conscription of German Colonists
1884 - 79 year-old Immanuel Jakob Liebbrand and family immigrate to America; died in 1901
1885 - Friedrich Jakob Ehrmann/Johanna Schlichenmaier immigrate to America
1887 - Eureka, Dakota Territory established
1889 - North and South Dakota attain Statehood
1899 - Katherine Schlecht immigrates to America
1899 - December 4 - Fred Dockter (son of John Dockter/Christina Veil) born in Neudorf

1900 - John Dockter/Christina Veil immigrate to America
1903 - December 19 - Fred Ehrmann born near Mound City, SD
1909 - May 6 - Margaret Dockter born near Hillsview, SD
1910 - Friedrich Ehrmann returns to Russia to bring back to America
1910 - his mother-in-law Dorothea (Shlichenmaier) Schlecht
1910 - and his sister-in-law Barbara Schlecht
1914-1917 - World War I
1916 - December 20 - Johnny Ehrmann born near Artas, SD
1917 - November 7 - Communists in Russia declare all land is "the people's property"
1924 - Joseph Stalin begins rise to power
1933 - January 30 - Hitler's government sworn in
1934 - February 8 - Harold Ehrman born near Eureka, SD
1939 - September 1 - Germany attacks Poland
1939 - November 30 - USSR attacks Finland
1941 - May - Nelly Ehrmann born in Hoffnungstal
1941 - December 7 - Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
1944 - March 19 - Citizens of Hoffnungstal flee to Germany
1944 - March 19 - Gustav Ehrmann/Maria Wagner and children Ewald and Nelly flee to Germany
1944 - June 6 - Allies invade France
1944 - September 28 - Johnny Ehrmann killed in France (fighting the Germans)
1945 - Gustave Ehrmann killed in Checkoslovakia (fighting the Russians)
1945 - "Operation Keelhaul" (read pp 413-418, Homesteaders on the Steppe - Joseph S. Height)
1945 - Maria (Wagner) Ehrmann, Ewald and Nelly transported to Siberia
1946 - 5 year-old Nelly Ehrmann dies in Listvjnka, Siberia
1950-1953 - Korean War
1953 - March - Joseph Stalin dies
1980 - (about) Ewald Ehrmann, his wife and two children return to Phorzheim, Wuerttemberg, Germany
1989 - October 13 (a Friday) - Harold Ehrman retires
1989 - The Berlin Wall comes down
1996 - January 27 - Fred Dockter dies at age 96 (the last of my Russian born uncles)