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Thomæ, Christoph b. UNKNOWN Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany d. 6 Jun 1634 Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany

Thomæ, Christoph

Male UNKNOWN - 1634


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  • Name Thomæ, Christoph  [1
    Born UNKNOWN  Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Schoolteacher/Headmaster  [2, 3
    Buried Jun 1634  Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 6 Jun 1634  Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Person ID I16123  The Thoma Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Family 1 Hartmann, Catharina,   b. 25 Oct 1607, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1669, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1628  Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Thomæ, Stephan,   b. 24 Aug 1629, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1706, Hofstädten, Coburg, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     2. Möring, Johann Anton Thomæ,   b. 1631, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1690, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomæ, Margaretha,   b. 1633, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F2956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomæ, N.N.,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. DECEASED 
    Children 
     1. Thomæ, Catherine,   b. 1624, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Thomæ, Susanna,   b. 1626, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Thomæ, Anna,   b. 1628, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - UNKNOWN - Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Nov 1628 - Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1634 - Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jun 1634 - Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thüringen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Coburgerland
    Coburgerland

    Documents
    THOMAE, Stephan (1).jpg
    THOMAE, Stephan (1).jpg
    THOMAE, Research Notes
    THOMAE, Research Notes

    Histories
    Antiquitates et Memorabilia historiae Franconicae besonders Hildburghausen
    Antiquitates et Memorabilia historiae Franconicae besonders Hildburghausen
    Schriften des Vereins für Sachsen-Meiningische Geschichte u. Landeskunde
    Schriften des Vereins für Sachsen-Meiningische Geschichte u. Landeskunde

  • Notes 
    • Stephanus Thomæ, mein seeliger Vater, erblickte dieses Tages-Licht zu Hildburghausen auf Bartholomæi 1629. Die Eltern waren Herr Christoph Thomæ, anfangs Cantor, hernach Subdiaconus und endlich Archidiaconus daselbst, so 1634 im Herrn seelig entschlaffen, und Frau Catharina, eine gebohrne Hartmdnnin. Er frequentirte unter den damahligen Kriegs=Troublen anfangs die Schule daselbst, und gieng zugleich seinem Stieff=Vater Johann Möringen, sowohl in seinem Kirchner=Amt, als Becker Handwerck an die Hand, biß er sich 1646. auf das Hochfürstl. Gymnafium nach Coburg wenden, und daselbst mit dem Convictorio und famulatur kümmerlich hinbringen konnte. Endlich begab er sich nach Leipzig, difputirte 1652. unter Hn. M. Rothen de Sorite, und promovirte den 21. April 1655. in Baccalaureum. Als er nach seiner Anheimkunfft sich eine geraume Zeit in dem vornehmen Carpzovischen Hauß aufgehalten, und die altesten Söhne informiret hatte, bekam er 1663. eine Vocation zur Pfarr Wiesenfeld, 1668. zur Pfarr Neuhauß, und endlich 1678. Zur Adjunctur Sonnenfeld, allhier starb er den 22. Julii 1706 im 77. Jahr seines Alters, recht Lebensfatt, an einem Schlagfluß, und wurde in die Closter=Kirche versendet. Ein mehrers von demselben findet der geneigte Leser in dem von mir nach seinem Tod ihm verfertigten Ehren=Gedächtniß. Von ihm find zum Druck kommen:

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      In 1614 - 1615, Christoph Thoma was cantor in Hildburghausen then vice-principal. Source: National Library Coburg, Manuscript PM1/65: Christian Muhlfeld : Musican - book of the ducy of Saxe - Meiningen - Short biographies of musicians, cantors, organists, dilettantes who are born in the Duchy or have acted in the same - Meningen 190-8

      The English translation:

      Stephen Thomæ, my blessed father, [first] saw the daylight in Hildburghausen on St Bartholomew's Day [24 August] 1629. The parents were Mr. Christopher Thomæ, in the beginning Cantor of this place, and at the end Subdeacon and afterwards Archdeacon [also] of this place, who in 1634 fell into blessed sleep in the LORD, and wife Catharina, born Hartmannin. He frequented under the late military troubles the school of this place in the beginning, and went at the same time to his stepfather Johann Möringen in his office as a Kirchner [church's administrative assistant], as well as to the baker’s shop, working by the hand, until he in 1646 went to Coburg for the Great Princely Gymnasium, and passed the time at that place at the dorms [Convictorio] and in the classrooms [famulatur] in misery. Finally he went to Leipzig, apprenticed 1652 under Mr. M. Rothen de Sorite, and received his baccalaureate on 21 April 1655. As he informed the oldest sons, he was after his homecoming employed for a long time by the distinguished House of Carpzov and [then] received the call 1663 as the pastor of Wiesenfeld, 1668 as the pastor of Neuhauß, and finally 1678 as the adjutant of Sonnefeld, where he died on 22 July 1706 in the 77th Year of his age, still full of life, of a palsy, and was buried at the Klosterkirche. Also at the same place, the gentle reader will find that, after his death, I made the memorial in his honor. Of him it is here in print: [Actually, Christian listed three people who were buried with his father.]

      Chronik der Stadt, der Diözese und des Herzogtums Hildburghausen [Chronicle of the City, the Diocese and the Duchy of Hildburghausen], by Rudolf Armin Human, Ph.D (a Thomä fan). (Hildburghausen, Saxe-Meninigen: Kesselringsche Hofbuchhandlung, 1886), pages 81, 82, 396, 397, 470

      Antiquitates et Memorabilia Historiae Franconicae [in Latin: Antiquitaties and Memorabilia of the History of Franconia, but the book is in German] darumen insonderheit der Ursprung / Einrichtung und Merckwürdigkeiten der Fürstlichen Residenz-Stadt Hildburghausen von denen âltesten biß auf die jetzige Zeiten aus bewährten Uhrkunden abgehandelt werden [in German: Especially concerning the origin, foundation and curiosities of the Princely Residence-City of Hildburghausen from the authentic documents that were employed from the earliest to the current times], by Johann Werner Krauß [Hildburghausen, Saxe-Hildburghausen: Johann Gottfried Hanisch, "privileged court publisher", 1753], pages 309 and 311. The title is quite a mouthful. That's why this book is known as just, "Antiquitates et Memorabilia historiae Franconicae besonders Hildburghausen". Maybe the success of his first book went to Mr. Krauß’s head but he wrote excellent chapters about two major schools in Hildburghausen - the Hildburghausen School and the Princely Gymnasium.

      Beyträge zur Erläuterung der Hochfürstl. Sachsen-Hildburghausen Kirchen- , Schul - and Landes-Historie: Zweiter Theil von der Stadt und Dioeces Hildburghausen [Contributions to the Explanation of the Church, School and Country History of the Duchy of Saxe-Hildburghausen: Second Part of the City and Diocese of Hildburghausen], by Johann Werner Krauß (Hildburghausen, Saxe-Hildburghausen: Johann Gottfried Hanisch, 1752), pages 274 and 383

      Because Dr. Human used both books by Mr. Krauß as his sources about Christoph Thomä, I'll summarize my findings for you about Stephen's father. According to Mr. Krauß, Christoph lived his whole life in Hildburghausen but he was ordained in Coburg on 18 December 1625 as a deacon. In 1615, he became the 11th Cantor of the Hildburghausen School. The position of Cantor made Christoph the assistant to the Conrector, the second in command of the school. In 1622, he succeeded his boss as the 13th Conrector [Assistant Headmaster], "mit Berbehaltung des Cantorats [with the support of the Council of Cantors]” His promotion also made him the Vicar of the “U.L. Frauen.“ (Maybe that's why his son had to keep going to school in spite of the Thirty Years War.) In 1633, he was elevated to the rank of Archdeacon (Hofprediger = Court Preacher), the position he would hold to the end of his life. He died on 6 June 1634. His widow's second husband, Johann Möring (1596-1676), was, in 1642, the 10th Kirchner of the Hildburghausen School and he was succeeded in this office by his next four descendants. He was in various offices of the Church for 40 years.

      From National Library Coburg, Manuscript PM 1/65 : Christian Muhlfeld : Musician - book of the ducjy of Saxe - Meningen. Short biographies of musicians, cantors, organists, dilettantes who are born in the Duchy or have acted in the same Meningen 1908. Kantor, vice-pricipal; life datea is not identified. Thoma was 1614-1615 cantor in Hildburghausen, then vice principal.

  • Sources 
    1. [S457] Books: Antiquitates et Memorabilia historiae Franconicae besonders Hildburghausen.
      Johann Werner Krauss
      Hildburghausen 1753
      Google Books

    2. [S621] Web: Pfarrerbuch, Germany church books for Saxe-Weimar but may include other areas and have new offerings. Site is in German.

    3. [S359] Church Records: Kloisterkirche, Sonnefeld, Germany.

    4. [S507] Books: Licht am Abend or Light in the Evening.
      Johann Christian Thomæ
      1722