Garbrand Roos and Teentje Janssen 5th great grandparents.
Garbrand Harms Roos was born in 1764 in Niedersachsen, English is Lower Saxony- the German state. Aurcih is a district in Lower Saxony which contains the municipality of Krummhörn, that includes the little village of Visquard where Garbrand was born. Visquard is less than 4 square miles in size.
Teentje Dirks Janssen was born on April 18, 1775 in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Germany. It’s on the notrth western coast of Germany, on the Wadden Sea, part of the North Sea. Garbrand and Teentje married around 1797 and had at least 3 children: Maria Garbrand Roos, Jan Garbrand Roos and Harm Garbrand Roos.
Garbrand has a definition in ceramics as the final firing. “Garbrand garbrand (keramik) Definition of garbrand (keramik) in German English dictionary: finishing firing (ceramics)”. And “Probably an altered spelling of North German Garbrand or Gerbrant, from a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + brand ‘fire’, ‘flame’.
Germany, the place and the people, have thousands of years of complex history, a person could spend a lifetime learning, understanding. Lower Saxony, the Roose family probable ancestor home, included chieftains, counts and countesses, kings and queens and Paleolithic reindeer hunters. France, Holland, Napoleon, Prussia, Russia, the Kingdom of Hannover, the Roman Empire, and more were rulers through the years.
- Google Maps, Visquard, a satellite view and a photo of the village
- Garbrand definition on a German English translation site
- Krummhörn at Wikipedia
- Garbrand definition, Dictionary of American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press via Ancestry
- Germany Lutheran baptisms, marriages and burials 1518-1921 at Ancestry