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Abbotess Martha Elisabeth Witzel

c. 1705


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Within the long history of the Cistercian Cloister in Beuren, there is mention of an abbotesses named Martha Elisabeth Witzel. She held the post of abbotess between 1705 and 1730. [»]

Very likely, Martha was born in the Eichsfeld region in the late 1600s. If the current research holds true, the Witzels of Eichsfeld Kreis find their roots in the Vacha/Fulda area. Birth, marriage and death certificates should indicate a slow move to the north in the following centuries.

A better understanding relies on the availabiltiy of surviving documents from the region. As the identification of individual family histories continues, there is likely to be a historical foundation to the larger proportion of Witzel families currently living in the Fulda and Eichsfeld regions today.


Dölle, Adalbert. Das ehemalige Zisterzienserinnenkloster Beuren im Eichsfeld. Duderstadt: Mecke Druck und Verlag. 1998. p. 156. [»].


06-15-2006


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