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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Maria Barbara NONNENMACHER: Birth: 17 NOV 1722 in Merkwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Death: AFT 1792 in Maryland

  2. Anna Eva Nonnenmacher: Birth: 21 APR 1724 in Merkwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Death: 28 SEP 1733 in Merkwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

  3. Anna Maria Nonnenmacher: Birth: 2 JAN 1727 in Merkwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

  4. Christina Nonnenmacher: Birth: 31 DEC 1730 in Merkwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

  5. Margaretha Nonnenmacher: Birth: 10 MAR 1733 in Merkwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.


Sources
1. Title:   Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin (67)
Page:   Kutzenhausen, Parroise protestante, BMS, 1714-1736, 3 E 253/9
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Notes
a. Note:   NONNENMACHER Meaning of Nonnenmacher: The literal meaning is "maker of celibates". It referred to one who castrated pigs for a living. Dictionary of American Family Names: Nonnenmacher means “hog castrator”. Castrating hogs was, no doubt, an honorable and profitable pursuit in the middle ages. A word about the literal meaning: Nonne means nun or priest, so we are literally "maker of celibates". The following is taken from Josef Karlmann Brechenmacher's book, 'Etymologisches Woerterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen' (I'm giving a paraphrased translation here): "NONNENMACHER (a High German professional name) = 'Pig castrator' in Middle High German < 'nunne', 'nonne'= castrated pig, just as 'munch' means 'castrated Hengst ('male horse')..." [Source: Taken from several postings on the GenForum]


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