Beppler, Johannes 1502

Beppler, Johannes 1502

Male 1585 - 1662  (77 years)

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  • Name Beppler, Johannes 
    Suffix 1502 
    Born 1585  Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Misc 1628  Nassau , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Johannes (miller at Kintzenbach) and his brother Johannes Otto (miller at Dorlar) wrote 
    • Dear highly-born nobleborn, mighty, highly and wellborn count,
      dear gentleman,
      We are your servants in duty bound, obedient, most humble in
      your service.
      Your Grace, we would like to address you in all humility, that we
      have been suffering for many years because of having to quarter
      your troops, and beyond that, having to quarter the passing
      soldiers.
      That we are completely devastated and exhausted. The mills of
      your grace are always ruined destroyed and devastated, battered -
      that we have had to save our wife and children often by escape.
      Yes, such a shame and such misery can hardly be explained. And
      there is no end of this. Because we have to deliver or contribute

      every week, together with other people of the village, a portion of
      our belongings and our store. We have to give it to the quartered
      cavalry. And we won't be able to continue like this in the future.
      And in addition to these contributions, there are even more
      demands. Especially because the quartermaster wants to have, on
      a weekly basis, from each of us, a portion from the mill and a
      portion from our possessions and such contributions shall be given
      from Your Grace's mills. We are not able to fulfill this because we
      already suffer hardship due to the other contributions.
      Also the mill can't bear such weekly demands from us, it can't
      take them any longer.
      Also, without the wherewithall to suffer twice. Here comes the
      humble request to your grace that there be proclaimed a general
      edict, that we should be liberated from such severe demands on
      Your Grace's own mills, liberated.
      Also because we have already many expenses from reconstructing
      the ruined smashed and abandoned mills in order to bringing
      them back into working condition. So they will work again. And
      here something must happen, to bring justice. And we remain
      your grace's humble servants.
      Gleiberg, 23 January 1628, your grace, your humble millers,
      Johannes Bepler of Kinzenbach

      Johannes Otto Bepler of Dorlar
      Kinzenbach house #99 "Schreinersch" Behind the town hall #3
      Where are
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    _UID 43DFD10CA7AB4842A2A636679A24D9106711 
    Died 9 Oct 1662  Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18719  Peplers and Peplows | 1502 Descendents of Johannes Beppler of Kinzenbach
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2016 

    Father Beppler, Adam 1502,   b. 1560, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1603  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Catharina 
    Family ID F6442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Catharina,   b. 1585 
    Married 6 Apr 1607  Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Pepler, Anna Judith 1502,   b. Abt 1620, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Beppler, Adam 1502,   b. 1621, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1685, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Bepler, Hans Otto 1502,   b. 1620, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1675, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Beppler, Johann Konrad 1502,   b. Feb 1610, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1669, Heuchelheim, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     5. Beppler, Wilhelm 1502,   b. 1615, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Bepler, Johann Ludwig 1502,   b. 1618, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1688, Rodheim-Bieber, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Beppler, Anna Catharina 1502,   b. 1630, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Beppler, Conrad 1502,   b. 1625, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1677, Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F6441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1585 - Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Apr 1607 - Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Oct 1662 - Kinzenbach, Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S276] Website, http://www.squidoo.com/peppler-family[6/26/2012 7:37:49 AM].
      The 1628 letter from "The Undersigned Millers" to the Count of
      Nassau
      This was sent to me by Emmi Odenwald. The translation is directly below.
      The millers' letter of 1628, translated.
      Ruth von Bernuth, Assistant professor of Early modern German Literature and Culture at UNC-Chapel Hill, is
      in my Yiddish class and was kind enough to translate this letter for me over the phone! Before we get to
      the letter, here are some of her observations;
      1. The millers probably went to their pastor and asked him to write this letter for them. It is in the
      Baroque German style - that's like early high german, but the convoluted rhetoric, the use of three
      synonyms and/or repeating each thought three times is characteristic of the Baroque style whichbecame very popular in the early 17th century.
      2. Millers were considered outsiders - not really a part of farm society. "You can't control a miller. You
      had two sacks of corn when you went to the mill, they give you back two sacks of flour, but who can
      really tell how much they took for themselves? Millers were regarded as untruthful people. So,
      because they already have such a bad community image, they would not be complaining unless they
      had a really good reason..."
      3. This letter was written in the middle of the 30-Year War, which devastated the German countryside.
      There were villages existing before that war that are completely gone, they were wiped out and
      couldn't start again. The countryside was full of soldiers: French, Swedish, the different German
      factions - it was the battleground for all kins of troops. The French people didn't suffer as much
      because all the troops went into Germany. The Swedish stayed for a century. Millers were particularly
      vulnerable because the mills were located outside the village, where they couldn't be protected, and
      the millers couldn't protect themselves - they had no right to carry a sword because they weren't
      nobles.
      4. The Count to whom they were writing probably couldn't help them.

    2. [S634] German trees fom Jane Peppler, Kinzenbach tree.

    3. [S647] Email from Katharina Kopsch, 25 July 2015.