Anna Barbara Hespeler
ID # 6876, (1816-1896)
|Father||Johann Georg Hespeler (1784-1840)|
|Mother||Anna Barbara Wick (1791-1881)|
|Birth||Anna Barbara Hespeler was born on 30 December 1816 at Eningen, Wurttemberg, Germany.|
|Christening||She was christened on 1 January 1817 at Eningen, Wurttemberg.|
|Marriage||She married Jean Charles Louis Boscary de Villeplaine.|
|Death||She died on 21 June 1896 at St. Servan, France, at age 79.|
|Note||Familysearch has a database, transcription only:|
Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898
Anna Barbara Hespeler born 30 Dec, 1816. Baptized 01 January, 1817, at Eningen, Wurttemberg.
Parents Johann Georg Hespeler and Anna Barbara Wikin.
Initially and beyond the above baptism record, information for Anna Barbara Hespeler was shrouded in mystery. The Waterloo branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society had some transcriptions of deaths from the Berlin Chronicle, including a death notice that appeared in the February 10th, 1858, edition. This told that Charles Boscary de Velleplain died on 08 Jan 1858 at Paris, France. He was aged 39 years and 6 months and was the son-in-law of Madam A. B. Hespeler of Berlin, Canada West.
Then in the Early Ontario Newspaper Series, The Waterloo County Papers, Vol. 44, The Berlin Daily Record, Pt. 18, March to July of 1896, as compiled by W. Craig Burtch, Global Heritage Press, 2012, we find in the July 8th edition the death notice notice for Baroness Boscany de Villaplane, who died at St. Servan in France on June 21st at the age of 78. It goes on to say that she was the sister of Mr. William Hespeler of Winnipeg and Mrs. Adam Warnock of Galt.
The notice did not provide her given names and the search engines of Ancestry and Familysearch were no help in finding which Hespeler sister was the baroness.
Your researcher is entirely indebted for the solution as provided by W. H. E. Schmalz, who wrote a history of the Hespeler family. This begins on page 20 of Volume 57 in the 1969 annual publication of the Waterloo Historical Society. Page 28 provides a very brief description of Anna Barbara, her marriage, and the names of three children.
|Last Edited||8 Jun 2019|