Aloies Louis DeGonzague Zinger Alsace Genealogy

by Gerry Mosby
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Hi everyone,

I recently happened upon a photo of my great great grandfather, Aloies Louis DeGonzague Zinger, born on August 31st, 1813 in Soufflenheim, Alsace, France. The son of Johannes Chrysostimus Zinger (1765-1836) and Marguerite Hasser (1765-1836), and grandson of Josephus Zinger (1742-1799), he married Mary Ann Linseiner (1819-1877) in 1832 and they had twelve children: John, Louis, Caroline, William, Philip (my great grandfather), John Baptist, Mary, George, Catharina, Henry, Edward and Joseph. Do you have any more info about the Zingers in Soufflenheim?

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Great info!
by: Suzele

Hi Gerry,

Fantastic researching job on your Alsace family tree. Hopefully you will find what you are looking for.

Getting French genealogy records before the French Revolution is challenging.

Birth, marriage and death records were not yet required (at least not legally required), so they are hit or miss.

And only they are mostly church records. How well did the priest or pastor write and keep records?

Personally I think the hardest part is reading them. The handwriting on church records is just horrible.

As someone who loves (and studies) the history, traditions, and culture of the Alsace region, I'd love to know more about what other information you'd like to know about.

If you couldn't find any more official documents about your Alsace ancestry, what else would you like to know about them?

This is one of my favorite subjects (even though I do some paid genealogy research here in Alsace).

In any case, congratulations on all the work you've already done!

And happy family tree searching in Soufflenheim (and Alsace in general),

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