Happy Halloween and An Amusing Genealogical Find

catI couldn’t resist sharing this amusing genealogical find. While searching for a marriage record of my husband’s 4th great-grandparents in Vianden, Luxembourg, I came across this couple who married in 1696.

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Joes = common Latin abbreviation for Joannes
Le Mouton = sheep
Chat = cat
Goedert = from the Germanic personal name Godehart

A sheep named Joe marries a good hearted cat in 1696?

In 1696 the priest made four marriage entries, the first being for Joannes Le Mouton and Chat Goedert. My apologies to their descendants for making fun of the record but this may be the only way to bring it to their attention.

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Vianden Castle in the north of Luxembourg

vianden3P.S. OK so I got distracted! I’m still searching for the marriage record of Wilhelm “Guillaume” KREMER and Madelaine “Magdalena” WINANDY. They married 1793 or earlier somewhere in northern Luxembourg.

© 2015 Cathy Meder-Dempsey