Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hausen im Killertal

After finding the German home of the Haiss family, I have been doing some reading on the village of Hausen im Killertal, located in the Swabian Alb of Baden-Wurtemburg. Hausen is now part of the nearby city of Burladingen, and not far from the picturesque Hollenzollern Castle.
Source: Google Maps. Hausen im Killertal, Burladingen.
Source: Wikipedia, Burladingen map.

Before the Haiss family immigrated to America, Hausen im Killertal was under the jurisdiction of the House of Hohenzollern. The Swabian Catholic branch of this family controlled the territory where the Haiss and related families lived.

While I am not yet certain when my third-great-grandmother Marianna Haiss departed the Hollenzollern lands, I think it is possible she left around the time of the 1848 revolutions (see this entry from Wikipedia).

Here's another map showing Hohenzollern while connected to Prussia:
Source: Wikipedia. Hohenzollern in red.
The Catholic church where the Haiss family was baptized and married still stands (see The church was built in 1785. A photo of the church from their website is below.
Church at Hausen iK. Source: Church website.

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