The focus of this page is the Gattinger family from Saskatchewan, primarily Neudorf. The earliest known individuals in the lineage are Stephani (1667-1747) and Appalonia Gadinger from Ottersheim, just east of Speyer, Germany. They are recorded in St. Martin Catholic parish records (ref. Margit Herzog). Their son Johannes Georgius Gattinger (1696-1766) married Maria Magdalena Uhrig (1703-1735) in 1723 in Offenbach an der Queich, just a few kilometres west of Ottersheim. One of their sons was Valentinum Gattinger (1730- ). Johannes Georgius' second marriage was to Catharina Doerr. Valentinum married Maria Evam Busch (1731- ) in Offenbach an der Queich in 1761. One of their sons was Engelhardt Gattinger (about 1768- ). Engelhardt married a widow Anna Maria Amtmann (1764- ) in the Catholic Parish of Klingenmuenster in 1791 (ref. Marybeth Michaels). One of their sons, Michael Gattinger (1799- ), born in Klingenmuenster, emigrated to the Bukovina region and married Christina Kunz (1805- ) from Tereblestie, Sereth, Bukovina, the marriage taking place in the Evangelical Church in Radautz, Bukovina in 1823. The family lived in the nearby village of Satu Mare. One of their sons, Johann Gattinger (1825-1906) married Elisabeth Albus (1835-1859). Johann's second marriage, 1859 in Radautz, was to Karolina Kipper (1834-1916) of Illischestie, Bukovina. Johann and Karolina moved to Strembeni, Bessarabia (about 1880). One of their sons, Friedrich Gattinger (1862-1947) married Elisabeth Geres (1868-1926) of Scholtoi, Bessarabia, the marriage in 1884 recorded in the Evangelical Kishinev, Bessarabia, records . Friedrich and Elisabeth emigrated to the Pheasant Forks region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, in 1893. Friedrich's mother Karolina emigrated to Neudorf, SK after the death (1906) of her husband Johann in Strembeni, Bessarabia. Karolina lived with Friedrich and his family and frequently visited her youngest daughter Sophia (1876-1925) (Gattinger) Knippelberg who lived nearby in Duff, SK. Philip Gattinger (1906-2004) of Neudorf SK, one of the sons of Friedrich an Elisabeth, fondly remembered times spent with Grandma Karolina as a young child. Some of the Gattinger and Geres family members are buried in the Gattinger Family Cemetery (SW4 T21 R8 W2).            
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Acknowledgements :   The content displayed here was obtained from many sources, much of it from family and friends. Thanks to Margit Herzog of Germany for providing information on the earliest generations of the Gattinger (Gadinger) family from Ottersheim, Germany. This information extended the Gattinger tree back two more generations from the comprehensive record compiled by the late Raymond Gattinger. Thanks to Marybeth Michaels of the USA for providing an excellent history of the Engelhardt Gattinger family from Klingenmünster, Germany.
  ✔   Thanks to all !   ✔
  Dick Gattinger, Ottawa, 2013.
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