Gertrud Stuell was my 13th g-grandmother. The lineage from Gertrude to my grandfather is as follows: 1. Gertrud Stuell; 2. Jost Stuell; 3. Ann Stuel Otterbach; 4. Herman Otterbach; 5. Anna Margreth Otterbach; 6. Johann Holtzclaw; 7. Henry Holtzclaw; 8. Henry Holtzclaw, Jr.; 9. James Henry Holtsclaw; 10. Margaret Holtsclaw; 11. John William Booth; 12. William Anderson Booth; 13. George Oval Booth.
Gertrud and her husband Hans lived in Klafeld, Germany (near Siegen), Gertrud was originally from the village of Alchen. Hans was born circa 1530-35 and Gertrud's date of birth in unknown, only her death in 1590 is known since it was such a well-known event.
Please read the following account that was published in the Germanna Foundation Newsletter Spring 2016. It details the known facts concerning Gertrud and her fate.
To view the connection between Gertrude and the actor Neil Patrick Harris click here:
Germanna Foundation Newsletter Spring 2016
Germanna Record #5, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegan Immigrants to Virginia, 1714-1750 by Dr. Benjamin C. Holtzclaw; published by The Germanna Foundation
My name is Vicky, and after researching my family history since 2000, I have found amazing stories that need to be told. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!