Erbherr auf Möllenvoigt

  • Dear German friends


    I found a Georg Adam Struve (1619-1692-Magdeburg) son of Bartholomäus Struve (11588 Cramme),Erbherr auf Wanzleben und Möllenvoigt des Erzbistums


    Magdeburg. Is it possible that Möllenvoigt should be Mellen? I know very little about German regions.My trips in German were always touristic (but now I am


    planning a tour to some archives),so please forgive my ignorance.


    Thank you for your help.


    Best Regards


    Ligia

  • Hi Ligia,


    I think that it doesn't make sense to open a new thread for the same subject, so here's the link:


    Erbherr auf Mellen


    As to "Möllenvoigt", yes Möllen can be Mellen. I think this information by Mr. v. Roy was already forwarded to you by the forum user Billet:


    http://www.heraldik-wappen.de/…ba6d5a47deec1e4321d1dc4b6


    Voigt or Vogt - reeve in English - is a profession. So Möllenvoigt means that he was the reeve and lived on Mellen manor. About "Vogt" and "Drost" and "Erbherr" read the following articles:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneschal_in_Scandinavia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogt


    Best regards,
    Simone

    Viele Grüße,
    Simone

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  • Dear Simone


    Thank you for your answer.I have thought that Möllenvoigt was a place...Can you imagine how difficult it is doing a research speaking very little of German ,knowing very little of German history and geography ?My native language is Portuguese...But I'm learning a lot.


    Now I'll try to get in touch with Magdeburg archive looking for my Struves. Never give up...Thank you again for your help.


    Kind regards .


    Ligia