Monday, July 22, 2013


Joannes Koffler Married Anna Gertrudis Hermes

Joannes Koffler married Anna Gertrudis Hermes on February 18, 1783. They were my great, great, great, great grandparents.The name Koffler comes from South German (also Köf(f)ler): topographic name for someone living by a rounded hilltop. Anna Gertrudis Hermes was born on August 31, 1749. At the age of 33 she married Joannes.

They were married at Saint Castor Catholic Church in Koblenz Stadt, Rheinland which at that time was part of Prussia.The Basilica of St. Castor, Castor also called, is a Catholic church in the old town of Koblenz. The Basilica, the first building in the first half of the 9th Century was completed, is the oldest surviving church building in the city and stands behind the Deutsches Eck headland between the Rhine and the Moselle. The church was written in German history, is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture on the Middle Rhine and preserved because of their extensive existing buildings as well as the largely traditional features of great historical importance. It shapes the other two Romanesque churches, the Church of Our Lady and the Church of Florin, the silhouette of the old town. In the forecourt of the basilica is the so-called Kastorbrunnen, a curious witness of the Napoleonic Wars. Pope John Paul II elevated at 30 July 1991, the Basilica of St. Castor minor. She wears the patronal feast of St. Castor of cards.

Since 2002, the Basilica of St. Castor is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, in addition, it is a cultural property protected under the Hague Convention.
Koblenz is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback) are situated. As Koblenz was one of the military posts established by Drusus about 8 BC, the town celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1992. Koblenz lies in the Rhineland, 92 kilometers (57 mi) southeast of Cologne by rail.

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