Anton Friedrich was born 11 Nov 1660 at Mamer?, Luxembourg. His birth record/entry
is in the Sepftontaines Parish records. Anton Friedrich MAMER
married Anna ENNER about 1691. Anton and Anna have
12 known children all born in Septfontaines. It's known from their children's
records, that the children were born in the house known as "Friedges house" (close to the Church).
Anton's descendants were known by this house name. Friedges comes from the given name
"Friedrich". Anton died 11 May 1724 and Anna on 13 Nov 1723,
both died at Septfontaines.
In 1680 Friedrich MAMER was residing at the house known as "Friedges (Kaischen) house Nr.55" in Septfontaines, Luxembourg. In the year 1751 Margaretha MAMER daughter of Anton Friedrich MAMER resided at this house with her husband Mathias WEYLER. In the 1700s the WEYLER / WEILER family shared the house with the MAMER family. The WEYLER family also had the Friedges /Fridtges house name associated with their surname. Example: On the side of a FRIDTGES baptismal record we find the name Joannes Baptiste Fridtges, a closer examination of the record reveals that Joannes Baptiste is the natural son of Catharina WEYLER seu (whether ....or) FRIDTGES. WEYLER is the surname and FRIDTGES is the house name. Using House Names in place of surnames is a Luxembourg/German custom. House names is a custom that took place in Luxembourg before the year 1780, it was to designate individuals not by their family name, but by the traditional name of the house the were born / resided in.
The early records for Septfontaines do not have much information on Anton nor his family, but sometimes you can learn (get a clue) from what is missing in a record. On Anton Friedrich's birth record the fathers name is not listed, only the mothers name Margaretha PETERS of 7born and the godparents names, Anton PETERS and a Katharina LENTZEN
Anton Friedrich MAMER descendants
that can help in recording the family history.
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