Further research on the Hübinger Family


The documentation in Australia requires closer scrutiny. The immigration list for the Triton could provide more information on Anna Maria's family. A copy of Anna Maria's death certificate should be obtained to discover what she died of. As far as is known, no photograph or other picture of her survives, but any descendants who have heard any stories about her are kindly requested to let me know.

In Germany, the Kestert parish register (volume K1) needs to be searched to discover details of Gertrud's birth. The late Winkel register (volume K14) may reveal what became of Johann and Anna Margreth Hübinger. Both books are at the Diocesan Archives in Limburg-an-der-Lahn. A Latinist with a knowledge of German script may be better able to unravel the riddle of Johann's birth than I could.

Contact should also be sought with any other researchers studying Hübinger. I understand that a Barry Hebinger in Australia is following up a branch of the family. In the 1950s, a Dr Ady Hübinger was treasurer of the Vereinigung für Familien- und Wappenkunde zu Fulda: he may have put his family history findings in writing. To date I have not made any contact with persons called Hübinger in the Rheingau.


The information above dealing with Australia is largely derived from the New South Wales records of births, deaths and marriages. The vital details from Germany are to be found in the parish registers of Winkel, Lorchhausen and Kestert, the originals of which can be inspected at the Catholic Diocesan Archives in Limburg-an-der-Lahn. Emigration from Nassau is detailed in Wolf-Heino Struck's Die Auswanderung aus dem Herzogtum Nassau (1806-1866) (Wiesbaden, Steiner, 1966, no. 4 in the series Geschichtliche Landeskunde).


Barbara Ames of Sydney has kindly shared such information as she had on Anna Maria. The staff of the Diocesan Archives at Limburg were most helpful within the limits of the draconian rules they operate under.

—Jean-Baptiste PIGGIN

Version 1: March 1992

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