Hi Brian,

Of course, you can print my Finkbeiner patrilineage on the Fanckboner DNA results site.  Please note that the patrilineage before Hans Finckbeiner (b. circa 1570) of Baiersbronn-Looch is based on my conjectures derived from the information and notes of the late Helmut Finckbein (who I consider was the world's authority on the Finkbeiner/Finckbohner family history) and my late father, Rodney W. Finkbeiner (who worked with Helmut by very frequent correspondence).  Both gentlemen passed away in 1993.  It should also be mentioned that Gunether Frey of Munich, Germany compiled the German Parish records for Baiersbronn (Ortssippenbuch Baiersbronn I und II) which my dad and I obtained the information from Hans Finckbeiner of Baiersbronn-Looch to the time my ancestors emigrated from Baiersbronn, Wuerttemberg.  Please list the patrilineage as compiled by me with the three authorities given above as providing the primary and supplemental information.


Gary Finkbeiner (garyfinkbeiner@hotmail.com )


Documented from Ortssippenbucher Baiersbronn I (OSB BBR I) and II (OSB BBR II), and Klosterreichenbach I (OSB KlR I), compiled by Guenther Frey of Munich, Germany from church parish registers; and from genealogical notes and documents of the late Helmut Finckbein (1905-1993) of Berlin, Germany and the late Rodney W. Finkbeiner (1928-1993) of Middleville, Michigan (including the family genealogical book, Two Brothers Named Finkbeiner).           HF (###) is Helmut Finckbein’s classification numbering system for male individuals possessing the Finkbeiner surname.  NOTE: Church records of individual families for the Parish of Baiersbronn, Kreis Freudenstadt, Wuerttemberg commenced in the year 1634.



Hans “der Fintboner” (ca. 1345 to ca. 1395)  - Left Memmingen in 1369 as a runaway feudal serf (einer Eigenmann – a bondsman) to the patrician (Patrizier) Hainrich Cuntzelmann of Augsburg, of whom Hans worked for as a cultivator of beans (einer Bohner), and moved to the freetown of Kempten, both Memmingen and Kempten are located in the Allgaeu region of Oberschwabia (today located in the southwestern portion of Bavaria); Hans became a citizen of Kempten in 1372.  According to Helmut Finckbein, the Fintbohner name translates in English to mean, “founded bean farmer.”


Break in surmised Lineage.


Joerg Fintboner (ca. 1440 to ca. 1500) – Citizen (Buerger) and confectioner (Suessbeck) in Kempten, Allgaeu region, Oberschwabia, who on Sept. 22, 1491, pledged to the Chapel of the Holy Ghost Hospital in Kempten a yearly contribution for him and his descendants’ spiritual welfare.  Joerg had two known children: 1) Caecilia (b. ca. 1465) – married ca. 1485 at the St. Mang Church in Kempten to Wolfgang Mettensdorfer (b. ca. 1460), Buerger (citizen) and Wirt (innkeeper) in Kempten; they are listed in the 1502 Kempten records as follow (English translation): “On 9 March 1502, the citizen and innkeeper Wolfgang Mettensdorfer in Kempten and his wife Caecilia Vintbonerin, the daughter of the deceased Joerg Vintboner, donated an annual tithe for themselves and their heirs.”  2) Jerg (Georg) Finckbohner (b. ca. 1470) – see next entry.  Joerg’s wife’s name is unknown.


Jerg (Georg) Finckbohner (ca. 1470 Kempten, Oberschwabia to ca. 1540 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels, Wuerttemberg) – married Anna unknown (ca. 1480 to ca. 1540) ca. 1500 at St. Mang Church, Kempten, Allgaeu, Oberschwabia.  He was listed in the Kempten records as follows:  “Citizen (Buerger) of Kempten, Bavaria, who on 22 January 1505, donated an eternal yearday to the St. Mang Church in Kempten for himself, wife (Gattin) Anna, and his brother-in-law and sister, Wolfgang and Caecilia Mettensdorfer.”  Around 1508, Jerg removed to the hamlet of Tannenfels in the Murgtal (Murg Valley) of the parish of Baiersbronn, duchy of Wuerttemberg, situated in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) region (located in the southwestern portion of modern Germany).  He was listed in the 1521 tax record book (Lagerbuch) found at Dornstetten as a farmer at the Schloss (Castle) ruins of Tannenfels where he owned a small land parcel (LB 1521).  Listed in the 1523 military call-up list (Musterungsliste) with his son Claus (MSL 1523).  He is conjectured to have had three sons: 1) Claus (b. ca. 1505 Kempten); 2) Bathas (b. ca. 1510 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels); and probably 3) Gall (b. ca. 1515 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels; d. 1589 Horb-Egeltal, Wuerttemberg).  Jerg is recognized as the progenitor (Stammvater) of all people bearing the surname Finkbeiner or Finckbohner (Finkboner).


Claus Finckbohner (b. ca. 1505 Kempten, Allgaeu, Bavaria – d. ca. 1565 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels, Wuerttemberg) – wife’s name unknown; conjectured to have had two sons (daughters unknown): 1) Jacob (b. ca. 1530 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels) – see next entry; and   2) Peter (b. ca. 1535 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels; d. ca. 1585 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels – also ancestral grandfather to Gary A. Finkbeiner through several nonpatrilineage lines.  Claus’ descendants later changed surname to Finkbeiner.


Jacob Finckbohner (b. ca. 1530 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels, Wuerttemberg – d. ca. 1590 Baiersbronn-Harmersberg, Wuerttemberg) – Lived in the hamlet of Harmersberg in the Murgtal near the Town of Baiersbronn.  He is conjectured to have had two sons (daughters unknown): 1) Alt Jacob Finckbeiner (b. 1569 Baiersbronn-Harmersberg, Wuerttemberg – d. Dec. 18, 1649 Baiersbronn-Stoecken, Wuerrtemberg; he married 1598 in Baiersbronn to Anna Federlin [b. 1575 – d. Nov. 21, 1635 Baiersbronn-Stoecken], seven known children, OSB BBR F 339, HF (126), known as Alt (old) Jacob Finkbeiner in Stoecken” in Lagerbucher of 1641 and 1644, also ancestral grandfather to Gary A. Finkbeiner through several nonpatrilineage lines; and 2) Hans Finkbeiner (b. ca. 1570) – see next entry.


Hans Finckbeiner of “Laach” (b. ca. 1570 Baiersbronn-Harmersberg, Wuerttemberg – d. April 24, 1631 Baiersbronn-Looch, Wuerttemberg) – Lived in the hamlet “Laach” (today called Looch) sometime after 1590, located between Harmersberg (today called Halde) and “Rauchenbach” (today called Ruhbach), on an area of land belonging to Hans Schmelzlin, who perhaps was his father-in-law.  He married Maria prob. Schmelzlin (b. ca. 1575 – d. Dec. 10, 1634); they had five sons (Martin, Hans, Claus, Peter, and Andreas – several of whom Gary A. Finkbeiner descends from).  OSB BBR F 345, HF (178).


Martin Finkbeiner (b. 1598 Baiersbronn-Looch, Wuerttemberg – d. May 22, 1681 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg) – Lived in Baiersbronn-Labbronnen or “Lapbrunnen;” married on Oct. 18, 1634 in Baiersbronn to Maria Planckh (b. 1609 – d. Feb. 26, 1684), daughter of Gall Planckh; they had nine children; OSB BBR F 435, HF (360).


Johannes Finkbeiner (b. July 18, 1639 in “Leistbrunnen” (Ledge Springs) near Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. July 4, 1727 in Labbronnen) – married on July 26, 1675 in Baiersbronn to Agnesa Triick (b. April 3, 1643 – d. June 9, 1717), the daughter of Johannes Triick and Anna n. Mast; they had eight children; OSB BBR F 353,  HF (180).


Johann Martin Finkbeiner (b. March 6, 1678 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. Feb. 29, 1740 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen) – married his first cousin, Anna Catherina Braun (b. Dec. 11, 1676 – d. July 5, 1750), the daughter of Hans Jacob Braun and Catherina n. Triick; 10 children; OSB BBR F 416, H (297).


Johann Friedrich Finkbeiner (b. April 2, 1711 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. November 14, 1783 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen) – married on January 26, 1733 in Baiersbronn to Catherina Graf (b. July 1707 – d. Dec. 2, 1766 Labbronnen), the daughter of Johannes Graf; 10 children; OSB BBR F 386, HF (386).


Johann Adam Finkbeiner (b. August 18, 1741 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. March 25, 1808 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen) – Day laborer in Labbronnen; married on September 4, 1759 in Baiersbronn to Regina n. Finkbeiner (b. April 18, 1734 Baiersbronn-Aiterbaechlein – d. May 31, 1786), the daughter of Matthias Finkbeiner and Regina n. Gaisser (OSB BBR F 441); eight children; OSB BBR F 379, HF (221).


Johann Friedrich Finkbeiner (b. May 28, 1763 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. April 5, 1825 Baiersbronn-Knappenteich, Wuerttemberg) – Lived first as a married man in Baiersbronn-Allmand, then later in Knappenteich where he worked as a day laborer; married on January 26, 1785 in Baiersbronn-Allmand to Anna Haist (b. May 6, 1763 – d. Feb. 14, 1844), the daughter of Johann Georg Haist and Anna n. Werner; 10 children; OSB BBR F 387, AFR 327, HF (241).


Ludwig Finkbeiner (b. April 4, 1793 Baiersbronn-Knappenteich, Wuerttemberg – d. December 16, 1828 Baiersbronn-Looch, Wuerttemberg) – Christian confirmation 1807; served as a soldier in Baiersbronn; lived in the hamlet of Looch, where he owned a ten-acre farm, also worked as a woodcutter; married on January 25, 1820 in Baiersbronn-Looch to Regina Haist (b. March 5, 1792 Baiersbronn-Looch, Wuert. – d. Feb. 2, 1861 Baiersbronn), the daughter of Matthias Haist and Regine n. Burkhardt; five children; OSB BBR AFR 1114, HF (341).


Johannes Finkbeiner (b. August 11, 1820 Baiersbronn-Looch, Wuerttemberg – d. September 15, 1874 Thornapple Township, Barry County, Michigan) – Christian confirmation 1834; employed as a woodcutter and farmer in Looch where he owned the family’s 10-acre farm; married on May 15, 1843 in Baiersbronn-Mitteltal to Regina (Rachel) Wuerth (b. Oct. 9, 1821 Baiersbronn-Aiterbaechlein, Wuerttemberg – d. Oct. 7, 1887 Leighton Township, Allegan County, Michigan), the daughter of Johann Georg Wuerth and Anna Maria n. Ziefle; 13 children; immigrated with family to America in 1872 aboard the ship “The City of Paris” from LeHavre, France to New York City, settled on 66-acre farm in Thornapple Township, Barry County, Michigan; both Johannes and Regina Finkbeiner are buried in Hooker Cemetery, Leighton Township, Allegan County, MI; HF (491).


Friedrich Finkbeiner (b. January 22, 1844 Baiersbronn-Looch – d. February 8, 1938 Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan) – Christian confirmation 1858 Baiersbronn-Mitteltal; worked as a miner in the Black Forest region before immigrating with parents to America in 1872; farmer of the family 66-acre homestead in Thornapple Township, Barry County, Michigan; married on March 30, 1880 in Orangeville, Barry County, Michigan to Margaretha Hartmann (b. Dec. 31, 1855 Altensteigdorf, Wuerttemberg – d. Aug. 27, 1927 Thornapple Twp., Barry Co., Michigan), the daughter of Johannes Hartmann and Magdalene n. Dieterle (Margaret came to America in 1878); eight children; they were members of the Leighton Zion Evangelical Church; buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Middleville, MI.


Herman S. Finkbeiner (b. October 30, 1900 Thornapple Township, Barry County, Michigan – d. August 16, 1993 Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan) – married Gladys A. French (b. Nov. 21, 1895 Thornapple Twp., Barry Co., MI – d. Jan. 15, 1984 Wayland, Allegan Co., MI), the daughter of Azrow D. French and Anna E. n. Johnson; two sons.


Rodney W. Finkbeiner (b. November 9, 1928 Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan – d. November 28, 1993 Grand Rapids, MI) – married Charlotte P. Kenyon; four children.


Gary A. Finkbeiner (b. November 10, 1955 Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan)