Number 71 Derdingen, 27. February Tuesday after Easter Sunday 1554 Veit Kemlin from Derdingen was imprisoned there because he fought for a foreign power. He left his wife and children alone without any aid. He is now given amnesty on the condition that he won't serve a foreign power anymore. He vows this on oath and vows on oath to no longer join a feud. Sealed by Johann Frank, Bailiff of Derdingen
Melchior Küemblen's death & estate partition
This is an amazing story about Melchior Küemblen in 1692. It was discovered by Inge Schollenberger who found it in the attic of the Ratthaus in Kleinsachsenheim. What an incredible find Inge. Thank you Inge for sharing it with us. And thank you very much Horst Kiemle for the translation. German Text
War bei noch ferner zu merken, falls über kurz oder lang einiger Schuld erfolgt, so man dermalen nicht gewußt, oder ein- kommen sich erst hervortum und hernach kommen sollte, daß als dann deren wir Erbvermögen 1/6 Teil übernehmen und leiden sollen. Überigens die sämtlichen ErbsßInteressenten es bei vorstehender Trilungs - Verhandlung zu bienden zum besten vermögt. Wert zu Gezeugnis dessen sich hiernoch eigen- händig unterschreiben, den 19. Märs anno 1692
Interessenten Schulteiß unf Beisitzer Hans Michel Werner
Hans Jerg Kiemlen für mich und meine Scwester Anna Maria auch Schwester Kinder Barbara Kleinen Vorstehenden mit der Im Namen der Justina Witwe Agnes Maria Hans Michel Werner Pfeifferin getagten Ver- Hans Reiff gleich bezeugt
Hans Michel Pfeiffer
English Translation March 1692 Kleinsachsenheim Inventory and partition thereof of posthumus earthly property of Melchior Küemblen deceased: former citizen here and finally Musketeer in the Württemberg Regiment Infantry located in Milan: as To know, that aforesaid Küemblen already 4 years ago, because of a big discord with his wife, went into the Venetian war-service, as well as then his and his wife's properties brought together shortly before were separated from each other by virtue of the indulged princely order: and his – the man’s – property handed over to his brother Hans Jerg Küemblen for administration. After he Melchior Küemblen was shot dead with a cannon ball in Milan as learned from a death notice that was sent, now on princely order again issued on the date of 19 February 1692, his still existing proprietary goods be distributed according to the country’s legal order between his said widow remaining there, and in lacking some own heirs, his 6 rightful siblings.
To this end today in presence of Hanns Michel Werner, mayor, Hans Michel Kürnen, mayor, and Christian Kimmichen of the court, as delegated judge of probate court, also of the interested persons themselves, everything truly belonging to him Küemblen exactly and with diligence inventoried and on this was negotiated, as follows below: Inheritors are 1.The widow, Agnes Maria, who has had as a counsel her brother Hans Michel Pfeiffern The deceased man's siblings: 2. Hans Jerg Küemblen, as well as 3. Catharina, Hans Reiffen’s housewife, both present. 4. Justina, the wife of Stephan Kraushaaren of Gechingen, district of Mercklingen, also present. 5. Barbara Mattheuß Kleinen from here, housewife, likewise. 6. Anna Maria, Jacob Werner’s widow in Groß Sachsenheim, also, 7. The 4 children remaining behind of the deceased sister Christina, Hans Kaufmann’s former wife in Biettigheim who are represented by above mentioned Küemblen and Reiff as well.
There is to notice furthermore, if over a short or long time some debt arises which one presently not knows, or income will show up and will arrive later on, that as then we will take or accept on heritages one 6th part. Incidentally all persons interested in inheritance did their best to achieve the aforementioned negotiation of partition. The value of this certification is accordingly personally signed, the 19th March year 1692. Mayor and assessor Hans Michel Werner
Interested persons Hans Jerg Kiemlin For me and my sister Anna Maria also sister’s children Barbara Kleinen In the name of Justina Hans Michel Werner Hans Reiff Aforementioned agreement concluded with Widow Agnes Maria Pfeiffern is witnessed Hans Michel Pfeiffer