Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Records
Deutschland, Sachsen, Freiberg Leichenpredigten, 1614- 1661.
This collection includes funeral sermons (leichenpredigten) housed in the Andreas-Möller Bibliothek in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. These sermons were generally prepared and given by ministers at the grave site for the wealthier and some middle class people. They usually contain information such as names, dates, places, relatives, life histories, and sometimes pedigrees for many generations. The information is subject to error as it was reported by relatives who did not always remember facts accurately. Sermons (talks) were written to honor a dead person and were adapted to the family and social context; it contains a vita, also called curriculum vitae (personalschriften), meaning a brief biographical sketch. Sermons were printed privately and distributed to commemorate the deceased person. These sermons cover the period years from 1614 to 1661 and are handwritten in German.
Key genealogical facts found in funeral sermons may include:
- Sometimes a pedigree
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Germany. Church ministers. Funeral sermons, 1614-1661. Andreas Möller Bibliothek, Freiberg, Germany.
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"Germany, Saxony, Frigerg, Funeral Sermons" index and images, FamilySearch (): accessed 14 March 2012, entry for Justinen Elisabeth Hornicaei, died 11 July 1640, Band 18 LP 31 (1640 ), image no 1 of 20, citing Family Search; Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614- 1661.