III.1.3 A family of shepherds

In former times being a shepherd meant that someone occupied the socially least reputational but harsh work.

Beginning with Johann Adam Hutstein a large family of shepherds originated.

His son, Phillip Jacob Hutstein was shepherd as well as Phillip Jacob’s son Johann Heinrich Hutstein.

Finally, Johann Heinrich’s son Phillip Peter Hutstein became shepherd, too. So, four generations of catholic shepherds roamed with their herds the southern part of Hesse-Nassau, the Rheingau.

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