Saturday, August 17, 2013

Surname Saturday–Hinterhauser


The Hinterhauser name comes to us from Germany. Martin Hinterhauser, my 5th Great Grandfather, was born on 9 February 1751 in Kartung-Sinzheim, Schwarzwald, Baden. This little village is located off Autobahn 5 in Germany, just south of Karlsruhe in the current German State of Baden-Württemberg.

Martin is one of our Immigrant Ancestors. In 1786, Martin and his 1st wife, Franziska Binder, traveled down the Danube river where they stopped in Vienna on 22 May. Martin said he was a peasant farmer and carpenter, he was 35 years old and a Catholic. He was on his way to the Batschka region of Hungary, to a town called Fillopowa, which is now called Backi Gracac and located in Serbia.

It is in Filipowa that Franziska must have died as Martin married my 5th Great Grandmother, Katharina Morlock on 24 April 1787. They moved to the village of Brestowatz, not far away from Filipowa sometime around 1789 and this is where Martin died on 27 September 1793.

The next few generations of Hinterhauser's would move around the region between the villages of Fillipowa, Brestowatz, Weprowatz until my 3rd Great Grandparents, Phillipp and Magdalena Hinterhauser settled in the village of Milititsch. It is here that our next immigrant ancestor would be born.

Anna Maria HinterhauserAnna Maria Hinterhauser, born 28 February 1890 in Milititsch, Batschka, Austro-Hungarian Empire. She is my Great Grandmother and wife of John Pakledinaz. Anna, at the young age of 19, would risk everything to find a new life in America. She made her way across Europe to the port of Le Havre, France and boarded the S.S. Mexico on 7 August 1909.

She arrived at Ellis Island on 20 Aug 1909. She paid her own passage and had $15 in her possession at the time and said she was a servant. She said she was traveling to Trenton, NJ to join her cousin. Not sure if this is an error at Ellis Island but Anna's brother, Adam, was already living in Youngstown, Ohio and this is where Anna found herself. Her and John met through Adam and were married just five months after Anna's arrival in America.

Thanks for reading and keep diggin’ for that family.



  1. Hello Chris,
    Johann Martin Hinterhauser (1751-1793) is my 5th Great Grandfather too. I live nearby Sinzheim and could take a look in the original chruch records there.
    Before immigrationg to Brestowatz he had an illegetimate child with a woman named Marria Ottilia Huck, a daughter with the name Emerentiana, born 1781, that married in the village of Gaggenau-Oberweier.

    Johann Martin Hinterhauser was himself a illegitimate child. He was born 1751 in Sinzheim-Kartung to Johannes Hinterhauser and Anna Maria Scheuer.
    The father of Anna Maria Scheuer was Christian Scheuer from Sasbach, he was married to Anna Maria Strauß in 1729 in Sinzheim.
    Anna Maria Strauß, born 1689 in Sinzheim, was the daughter of Johannes Strauß, a soldier in the Army of the Markgraf Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden-Baden and his wife Gertrud Bauer. They had a second daughter, that was christened 1699 in Baden-Baden. Seems they changed their residence.

    More interesting is the story about Johannes Hinterhauser, our 6th Great Grandfather. He came from Dettingen, a really tiny village in Hohenzollern in the Black Forest and was born in 1708.
    His father was another Johann Martin Hinterhäuser(born 1680), his mother had the name Veronica.
    The Father of the 1680-born Johann Martin Hinterhäuser also had the name Johann Martin. In 1677 he married Anna Maria Schehrer in Dettingen.
    The name of the father of husband and wife are mentioned in the church records.
    Our 9th Great-Grandfathers were Batholomäus Hinterhauser (husband) and Jacob Schehrer (wive).
    If you are interested in additional informations you can contact me.

    Greetings from Germany to South Carolina,


  2. Markus, thanks for commenting and this is a lot of great and interesting information. Really makes this blog worth everything when connections are made. I would love to get information from the actual church records in Sinzheim - all my information comes from the Ortsippenbuchs of the villages like Milititsch and Brestowatz. Please contact me via email: shawgenealogy (at sign) gmail dot com or you can use the 'contact me' button on the side of these pages. Again, thank you, it is always great to hear from a distant cousin.