Simon Wiedhoefft & Family

Simon Wiedhoefft was born before 1777 in Germany?; He was the son of Friedrich Gottfried WIEDHOEFFT and Anna Catharina Schultheis.

He married Anna Christina BISSINGER on the 10th July 1791 in Mannheim, Baden, Germany. She was born before 1777 in Germany? She was the daughter of Johannes BISSINGER.
Groom's Name: Simon Wiedhoefft: Bride's Name: Anna Christina Bissinger Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1791 Marriage Place: Mannheim, Baden, Germany: Groom's Father's Name: Friedrich Gottfried Wiedhoefft: Bride's Father's Name: Johannes Bissinger Information from the IGI Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M92143-6 System Origin: Germany-EASy Source Film Number: 1192144.

Children of SIMON WIEDHOEFFT and ANNA BISSINGERIN are:

JOHANN MELCHIOR WIEDHOEFFT (Source: IGI, Name: Johann Melchior Wiedhoefft Gender: Male Baptism/Christening Date: 14 Dec 1793 Baptism/Christening Place: Mannheim (A. Mannheim), Baden, Germany Birth Date: 13 Dec 1793 Birthplace: Father's Name: Simon Wiedhoefft Mother's Name: Anna Christina Bissingerin Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C92143-6 System Origin: Germany-EASy Source Film Number: 1192144.), b. 13 Dec 1793, Mannheim, Germany.

FREDERICK GOTTLEIB WIEDHOFFT, b. 12 Mar 1796, Mannheim, Germany; d. 19 Dec 1865, 19 Langdale Rd, Peckham, Camberwell. IGI Name: Gottlieb Friedrich Wiedhoefft Gender: Male Christening Date: 13 Mar 1796 Christening Place: Mannheim A Mannheim, Baden, Germany Father's Name: Simon Wiedhoefft Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: Anna Christina Bishingerin Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C92143-6 System Origin: Germany-ODM GS Film number: 1192144 Reference ID: Collection: Gottlieb Friedrich Wiedhoefft, "Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898" (The alternate possibility of Frederick Gottlieb of 1796 set out below (son of Johann Gotthelf). I have kept to my original thought that our Frederick Gottlieb is really Gottleib Friedrich as he is older and richer than our Daniel Chrystal.

DANIEL CHRYSTAL WIEDHOFFT, b. 10 Sep 1798, Mannheim, Germany; d. 31 May 1864, 37 Upper Rosoman St, Clerkenwell, London. Name: Daniel Christian Wiedhoefft Gender: Male Christening Date: 11 Sep 1798 Christening Place: Mannheim (A. Mannheim), Baden, Germany Birth Date: 10 Sep 1798 Father's Name: Simon Wiedhoefft Mother's Name: Anna Christina Bissingerin Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C92143-6 System Origin: Germany-EASy GS Film number: 1192144

MARIA CATHARINA WIEDHOEFFT (Source: IGI, Name: Maria Catharina Wiedhoefft Gender: Female Baptism/Christening Date: 10 Oct 1801 Baptism/Christening Place: Mannheim (A. Mannheim), Baden, Germany Birth Date: 09 Oct 1801 Father's Name: Simon Wiedhoefft Mother's Name: Anna Christina Bissingerin Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C92143-6 System Origin: Germany-EASy Source Film Number: 1192144.)  Mannheim, Germany; d. Aft. 1831; m. ERST WILHELM FRIEDRICH RUEFF, 09 Nov 1831, Schwetzingen, Baden, Germany (Source: Groom's Name: Ernst Wilhelm Friedrich Rueff Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Maria Katharina Wiedhoeft Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 09 Nov 1831 Marriage Place: Schwetzingen, Baden, Germany Bride's Father's Name: Simon Wiedhoeft Bride's Mother's Name: Anna Christina Bissinger Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M93816-4 System Origin: Germany-EASy Source Film Number: 1192247 Reference Number: P557 #8 1831.); b. Abt. 1801, Germany? (wifeage); d. Aft. 1831.

SOPHIA MARGARETHA PAULINA WIEDHOEFFT, b. 29 Aug 1803, Mannheim, Germany; d. 03 Aug 1851 (Source: IGI, Name: Sophia Margaretha Paulina Wiedhoefft Gender: Female Baptism/Christening Date: 30 Aug 1803 Baptism/Christening Place: Mannheim (A. Mannheim), Baden, Germany Birth Date: 29 Aug 1803 Death Date: 03 Jul 1851 Father's Name: Simon Wiedhoefft Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Anna Christina Bissingerin Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C92143-6 System Origin: Germany-EASy Source Film Number: 1192144.).

ANNA CATHARINA WIEDHOEFFT (Source: IGI, Name: Anna Catharina Wiedhoefft Gender: Female Baptism/Christening Date: 07 Jul 1805 Baptism/Christening Place: Mannheim (A. Mannheim), Baden, Germany Birth Date: 05 Jul 1805 Father's Name: Simon Wiedhoefft Mother's Name: Anna Christina Bissinger Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C92143-6 System Origin: Germany-EASy Source Film Number: 1192144.),

The other family in Mannheim at this time was Johann Gotthelf Wiedhoefft & Maria Henrietta Muellerin and it would seem likely that Simon and Johann were brothers. Their children were Friedrich Gottfried Wiedhoefft 1793, Catharina Jacobina Wiedhoefft 1795, Friedrich Gottfried Wiedhoefft 1796 (same year as Simon's Gottfried Friedrich!) Johanna Sophia Wiedhoefft (this time fathers second name is recorded as Gottfried instead of Gotthelf) 1799, Friedrich Gottfried Wiedhoefft 1800 (father back to Gothelf with 1 f), Elisabetha Friedrica Wiedhoefft 1802, Julius Wilhelm Wiedhoefft 1804. So it looks like this couple had two previous babies 1793 and 1796 named Friedrich Gottfried before the third born in 1800 who according to the IGI died on the 30th January 1869

Simon Wiedhoefft
b. Germany before 1777,
m. Mannheim 1791,
d. ? after 1805

Schloss Mannheim

Schloss Mannheim 18th century home to the Elector

Parents

Friedrich Gottfried Wiedhoefft & Anna Catharina (Schulteis)

Siblings

? Christian ?

Children

Johann Melchior 1793
Frederick Gottlieb 1796
Daniel Christian 1798
Maria Catharina 1801
Sophia Margaretha Paulina 1803
Anna Catharina 1805

Old picture of MannheimThe first reference to Mannheim as a village appears in the "Lorscher Codex" of the year 766. In 1606, the Elector Frederick IV established it as a fortress and a year later it acquired the status and rights of a city. Destroyed in 1622 during the 30 Years War and in 1689, during the War of the Palatinate Succession, Mannheim was rebuilt in 1689 along the lines the city follows today. From 1720-1778, Mannheim was the Residence of the Elector of the Palatinate. Its development as a major industrial commercial centre began in 1850. It is here that Electoral Prince Friedrich von der Pfalz laid the basis for a fortress with a ground plan in the form of a chess board. Throughout its history, Mannheim has been at the whim of the gods, suffering badly at times at the hands of fate. Among other blows, it has survived complete destruction twice. When the Electoral Prince Carl Philipp transferred his residence from Heidelberg to Mannheim, the town became a hive of building activity and the Palatinate's governmental seat became one of the most important cities of the time. "Mannheim's Golden Age" came to an end when the Electoral Prince Carl Theodor assumed his inheritage position in Bavaria in 1778 and moved to Munich, taking his entire court with him. Mannheim was laid out chessboard style in 143 rectangles during the 17th century and completed as a fortress. Mannheim's chief baroque building is the Residence of the Elector. Built as a palace in the early 1700's, it now houses Mannheim University and many art treasures. Much of Mannheim was damaged in World War II (1939-1945). The damaged areas were rebuilt, giving much of Mannheim a modern appearance.