Some family groups are pretty
good documented until mid of 20th century. But we miss the actual
supplementations of the people living today. This concernes the
Tritthardt families in Germany and in the US as well as the US Trittharts
and the Canadian Trithar(d)ts.
As in other parts I need your help!
We can follow back the
"Galician Trittharts" to Johann Georg Tritthart, who as we
know left Palatinate and moved to Brigidau in Galicia in 1784. We don't
know his parents and don't know when he was born.
What we do have are some more informations about Tritthart families living
in Palatinate by that time. There we find a Hans Georg Tritthart who probably
is identical with Johann Georg mentioned before.
1. The name. Hans and Johann do have the same linguistic roots. The calling
name was the second prename in most cases by that time.
2. The age. Johann Georg married Katharina Barbara Herbrand in 1772,
so he was born around 1750. Hans Georg was born in 1747 or 1748
3. The origin. Hans Georg was born in Gersbach, Johann Georg married in
Hemsbach some 30 miles north of Gersbach. I noticed that all
the brothers and sisters of Hans Georg stayed in the area of Gersbach.
It is very good documented what they did afterwards -- whom they married
and on which date, their children and so on. But the only fact we know
about Hans Georg is his birthday. This shows that he's the only one who
moved away from Gersbach.
4. The resemblance in our family. This is no serious research, I know.
But I have seen some pictures of descendants of a brother of Hans Georg.
And I think they look very much like the descendants of Johann Georg
(build, face, nose). Therefore, these lines must be connected somewhere.
Well, in the area of Hemsbach there are some more Tritthar(d)ts
-- Christian Treuthardt in Ostern close to Michelsstadt, Anna Margaretha Tritthardt
in Nunschweiler, some more Troithard or Tritthard in Edigheim (Palatinate).
This means, that probably we don't know enough about that time period
and that there are some more possibilities.
This is the reason why so far I didn't dare to
connect these lines in the family tree and just add a remark "not proven".
Or should I?