III.2 Protestant/Lutheran Line

The larger part of the Westphalian-Hesse family originated in Dillenburg. First known member was Michael Hutsteiner, born 1709. It is important to note that before 1734, the year his first baptised child was recorded, obviously no Hutsteiner had been in Dillenburg. Also important is his profession: something like a doctor (‘Bader’), with some relationships to the local palace there.

Michael Hutsteiner had been an immigrant to Dillenburg from Hartmannsdorf, Saxony, born in September 1709. The calculated age and corresponding dates in Dillenburg records are completely in line, too. Noteworthy to say that Saxonian aristocrats had several direct relations to the court of Dillenburg at that time, especially the duke of Nassau-Dillenburg, who was married to Saxonian duchess.

Michael came along with his uncle George Hutsteiner who married in Wetzlar, a city in the vicinity of Dillenburg and probably was a supporter of the saxonian delegates at the Imperial Chamber Court.

 

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Several families from Hessen-Nassau emigrated to the USA where a lot of their descendants still live. In Germany this family is going to disappear in the mid-term future as the Saxonian families did about 100 years ago.

 

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