NEUFANG GENEALOGY

(Also KORNBACHER, UNVERHOFFT, MULLER and FUCHS)

(Part of the Genealogy of Johann Wilhelm Fuchs)

I. HANS NEUFANG

B:about 1567 in Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria
D:about 1610 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria
M:Unknown

Children of Hans Neufang are:

i.Christina Neufang was born between 1581 and 1611 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria, and died 1645 in (poss) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria. She married ? Nagelhaus.

ii.Eva Neufang was born between 1581 and 1611 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria, and died 1636 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria.

iii.Maria Neufang was born between 1581 and 1611 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria, and died 1645 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria.

iv.Hans Neufang was born 1592 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria, and died about 1642. He married Katherine Eber. She was born in (prob) Luggau, Austria.

v.Veit Neufang was born between 1595 and 1605 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria, and died about 1653 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria. He married Eva Kornbacher. She was born in (prob) Gut Prembstall, Austria, and died in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria.

vi.Georg Neufang was born about 1608 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria, and died about 1620 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria. He married Anna Texer. She was born in (prob) Luggau, Austria.

Note (from the research of Jim Lipptrap http://jliptrap.us/gen/neufang.htm:) Hans Neufang (c.1567- c.1610) born at Dürnegg ob Batsburg (barren area above Batzburg), in the Gastein Valley of what is now Austria, about 40 miles south of Salzburg. He was a farmer and miller, the first known Neufang. His descendants married into the Eber family in Luggau, and are called the "Luggauer" line. Hans' kinsman Georg Neufang (1580-1611) lived further down the valley at the foot Neufangwand mountain, and are called the "Unterberg" line. Hans had three known sons:


I.v. VEIT NEUFANG

B:between 1595 and 1605 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria
D:about 1653 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria.
M:Eva Kornbacher
...B:(prob) Gut Prembstall, Austria
...D: (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria

Children of Eva Kornbacher and Veit Neufang are:

a.Ruprecht Neufang

b. Ursula Neufang was born 1645 in (poss) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria, and died 1665 in (poss) Dürnegg ob Batsburg, Austria.

Note from the research of Jim Lipptrap http://jliptrap.us/gen/neufang.htm

The Gastein Valley was in the ecclesiastical principality controlled by the Archbishop of Salzburg, bordered on the west by Bavaria and on the east by the Hapsburg Empire. The Peace of Augsburg in 1555 created a temporary lull in the turmoil of the Catholic-Protestant wars, and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II (1527-1575) was relatively tolerant of Protestants. His successors varied in their loyalties, resulting eventually in the Thirty Years War 1618-1648, which devastated central Europe, destroying the land and up to 50% of rural populations. It is not known what part the Neufangs played in this conflict, since they were early supporters of the Reformation living in the Catholic Principality of Salzburg. The Peace of Westphalia in 1648 established a local religion based upon the status of the rulers of an area in 1624. The Archbishop then set about to "cleanse" his territory of dissenters. Ruprecht heard of the areas of Alsace-Lorraine and Saarland, officially awarded to Catholic France, but having a century-old tradition of religious tolerance. We do not know whether he immigrated upon his father's death, or in whose company, but he settled in Steinbach, District of Ottweiler, in the Principality of Saarbrücken. Because Steinbach did not yet have a church, they worshipped in the Evangelische Kirche (Lutheran Church) in Ottweiler.


I.v.a. RUPRECHT NEUFANG

B: born 1634 in (prob) Durnegg ob Batsburg, Austria
D: 21 FEB 1682/83 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany
M:Agnes Sarah Unverhofft
...B: (poss) Dürnegg ob Batsburg, Austria
...D: 11 SEP 1701 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany

Religion: Prob Lutheran

Emigrated from Gastein to Steinbach around 1650 because of religious persecution.

From the Gastein Valley, Ruprecht Neufang and his fellow dissenters heard of lands to the west, just beyond the Rhine River, that offered a safe haven to Protestants. These areas, the Alsace-Lorraine and Saarland, had been awarded to Catholic France in the 1648 Peace of Westphalia but had a history going back over almost a hundred years, of religious tolerance of Protestant minorities. Huguenots, Mennonites, Lutherans, and Calvinists had all found refuge here. Ruprecht and other Protestants from Austria settled into the small village of Steinbach, approximately 10 miles from north of Saarbrucken and the Saar River, in the Saarland.

Even today Steinbach is a small village of less than hundred homes, but it is here that the Neufang family has some of its strongest ties in Europe.

Steinbach and the Saarland remained under French rule until 1870. It was then German until World War I and afterwards it was administered by the League of Nations. In 1935 its people voted a plebiscite to rejoin Germany. Lost to France in World War II, the Saarland returned to Germany after a second plebiscite in 1957.

Children of Agnes Sarah Unverhofft and Ruprecht Neufang are:
1.Hans Michael Neufang was born 9 JAN 1652/53 in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, and died in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany.

2. Johann Magnus Neufang was born 24 SEP 1655 in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, and died 12 FEB 1729/30 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany. He married Barbara Müller 21 NOV 1679 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, daughter of Heinrich Müller and Anna Christina Köhl. She was born 1658 in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, and died 9 JUL 1729 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany.

3. Engell Neufang was born 31 MAR 1658 in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, and died in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany. She married Johann Heinrich Junckhans 20 OCT 1678 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany. He was born in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, and died in (poss) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany.

4.Maria Elizabeth Neufang was born 6 Sep 1661 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany, and died 7 Jan 1725/26 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany. She married Johann Wendel Muller about 1683 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany, son of Johannes Muller and Dorothea ?. He was born 1658 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany, and died 7 APR 1707 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany.


I.v.a.4. MARIA ELIZABETH NEUFANG

B:6 Sep 1661 in (prob) Steinbach, Ottweiler, Saarland, Germany
D:7 Jan 1725/26 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany
M:Johann Wendel Muller about 1683 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany, son of Johannes Muller and Dorothea ?
...B:1658 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany
...D:7 APR 1707 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany

The Dorrenbach Churchbook shows her name as "Maria Liß Menge" using her brother Magnus' nickname for her last name. Her husband Wendel Muller (sometimes Moller) was a farmer, lay judge, and church elder in the Evangelische (Lutheran) Church. They lived in Dorrenbach, Saarbrucken

Children:

4.1. Anna Eva Muller b: 9 MAR 1683/84 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany. Married Johann Wilhelm Fuchs
4.2. Anna Barbara Muller b: ABT JUN 1685 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany
4.3. Georg Peter Muller b: 1687 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany
4.4. Johann Ludwig Muller b: 11 APR 1689 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany
4.5. Anna Catherina Muller b: 5 AUG 1691 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany
4.6. Johann Michael Muller b: 28 MAR 1696 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany
4.7. Johann Wendel Muller b: 30 NOV 1698 in (prob) Dorrenbach, Saarland, Germany


(1)Sources used by Jim Lipptrap in his reserch.

Thanks to Reimund Benoist of Dorrenbach, and his Familienchronik fur Dorrenbach, Werschweiler und Wetschhausen 1672-2002 See: Walter Petto, "Neufang in Steinbach und in aller Welt" in Saarländische Familienkunde, 2003 and: Berthold Neufang, "Familie Neufang - unsere Vorfahren" . and: Becky Nifong Lassiter Nifong and Knifong Descendants 1998 (See 3 below)

(2)The name Neufang (pronounced "NOY-fong") seems to have been first given as a nickname to distinguish between peasants with the same given name. Its direct translation is "new catch." In the 1300's, the vang or fank was the bear-trap above the village that protected the villagers' livestock from wild animals. A new trap, or a new design of a trap, would be the neufang. The Middle English word newfangled developed about the same time, meaning a new invention or grasping a new idea, and may be related.

(3)Nifong and Knifong Descendants of Balthasar and Casper Neufang
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Becky Nifong Lassiter, 2071 Norman Shoaf Road, Winston Salem N.C. 27107 or call her at 336-764-0911. The price of the book is 37.50 plus shipping and tax.