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SPELLMEYER~GELLENBECK,  Johann HEINRICH

SPELLMEYER~GELLENBECK, Johann HEINRICH[1]

Male 1718 - 1775  (56 years)

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  • Name SPELLMEYER~GELLENBECK, Johann HEINRICH 
    Born 22 May 1718  Ösede, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1775  Mäscher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I484  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 8 May 2015 

    Father SPELLMEYER, Johann MATHIAS,   b. 1695, Hagen, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1768, Oesede, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother BRÜNEMANN, Catharina Maria,   b. 19 Feb 1692, Oesede, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741, Oesede, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1718  Oesede, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SPRINKWEG, (Anna ?) Maria GERTRUD,   b. 1 Sep 1726, Kloster Oesede, Oesede, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1792, Mäscher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [1
    Married 12 Nov 1754 
    Children 
     1. SPELLMEYER [GELLENBECK], Catharina Elisabeth,   b. 28 Jan 1752, Oesede?/Mäscher?, Osnabrück Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gellenbeck, Maria Catharina,   b. 12 Nov 1754, Maescher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gellenbeck, Clara Maria,   b. 13 May 1756, Maescher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gellenbeck, Johann Caspar,   b. 29 Sep 1757, Maescher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1831, Maescher, Hannoverer Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Gellenbeck, Catharina Gertrud,   b. 26 Oct 1758, Maescher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Gellenbeck, Maria Margaretha,   b. 16 Dec 1759, Maescher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Gellenbeck, Johann Heinrich,   b. 26 Jan 1763, Maescher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823  (Age 59 years)
     8. Gellenbeck, Gertrud,   b. 25 Mar 1764, Maescher, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. GELLENBECK, Johann Georg [Jürgen?] Heinrich,   b. 24 Nov 1765, Iburg (Maescher?), Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1830, Hagen (Mentrup?), Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. Gellenbeck, Anna Maria,   b. 24 May 1770, Osnabrück ?, Holy Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    2-2. Hof Gellenbeck
    2-2. Hof Gellenbeck
    My great-great-great-great grandfather, Johan Heinrich Gellenbeck, was born on 22 May, 1718 in the community of sede in the Bishopric of Osnabrck. Early in the year 1752, or before, he married my great-great-great-great grandmother, Anna [Maria] Gertrud Springweg, in the town of sede. She was born in sede on 1 September, 1726, on the sede Monastery property. Since Johann was about thirty-four at the time of his marriage to Gertrud, it is possible she was his second wife. It has been suggested that Heinrich may have been born Johann Heinrich Spellmeyer, and assumed the name Gellenbeck after marrying an heiress to the Gellenbeck property, or somehow buying the rights to the Gellenbeck Hof [quite a difficult thing to do at that time]. If that is the case, the family name should properly be "Spellmeyer genannt Gellenbeck." This possibility is still being looked into.

    The Hofs, which were indivisible by law, could only be inherited by one person, usually the eldest son. All the other children of the farmer were left to their own devices. One or two of them might be able to remain on their brother's farm and work a small portion of it as a hired hand or sharecropper, but most of them had to find work as day workers on the landlord's land or for a wealthy farmer, or work as a farmhand or servant for which the usual pay was room and board.

    Most of what I have written about the Gellenbeck's in Hannover and Germany has been taken from Ellen Hennessys translation of Gerhard's paper Der Hof Gellenbeck in der Bauerschaft Mscher des Kirchspiels Iburg [The Hof Gellenbeck in the Mscher Farming Community of the Iburg Parish]
    2-3. The House of Gellenbeck In the Mscher Farming Community Of the Iburg Parish
    2-3. The House of Gellenbeck In the Mscher Farming Community Of the Iburg Parish
    The name Gellenbeck means Yellow brook, for which the present-day Goldbach in the Hagen Community is named. The naming of the early Bauerschaft Gellenbeck (today Ortsteil of Hagen) is based on it. The Meierhof zu Gellenbeck was first mentioned in 1150.

    Already in a document from the year 1223, in the Kloster Iburg, in which the Vogtei becomes overseer of several estates, a Vrumoldus de Gelenbeke steps forward as witness. It is not known if he lived in the region of the present-day Iburg.

    Already in the year 1273 the couple Gerhard and Agnes von Gellenbeck gave to the Kloster Iburg a pension of 2 schillings from the Gellenbecker Mill. This was documented by Bishop Konrad of Osnabrck on 20 December 1273 and transfers ownership of the Mill to the Kloster Iburg.

    According to my findings to date, it can be proven that the name Gellenbeck was first used in1470 in the district which is now known as the City of Bad Iburg.

  • Notes 

    • (Information is from the LDS Pedigree Resource File. Submitter was Ellen Hennessy, q.v.)[additional information from Gerhard Vollbrecht] [Further research by Alex Himmerman]



      According to Alexander Himmermann, Johann's name was actually JOHANN HEINRICH SPELLMEYER, and he probably acquired the name "Gellenbeck" when he acquired the Gellenbeck Hof since the surname was actually attached to the property.

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      After Catharina died, Johan married Anne Gertrud Stoevermann. They had two daughters & a son, Nicolaus Heinrich (born 21 Sept 1696). Nicolaus Heinrich may have been the father of Johan Heinrich.
      [the previous from the Vollbrecht letter. Note: Vollbrecht shows Johann Heinrich's name as simply Heinrich, and his birthdate as c. 1715. He shows he died on 3 Feb, 1775] This Heinrich Gellenbec>
      k was probably the original proprietor of Hof Gellenbeck. According to Alex Himmermann, he and his wife had no children. They died within nine days of each other in June, 1794. None of the circ>
      umstances are known at this time about how the Gellenbeck's lost their farm nor how it came into the hands of Heinrich Spellmeyer.

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