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Gerold of Vinzgouw was born 730, and died 798. He married Imma, daughter of Nebe and Hereswint.

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Gerold of Vinzgouw (730-799) was a Alamannian nobleman, serving the Frankish King as Margrave of the Avarian March and Prefect of Bavaria.

In 757, he married Imma (739 - 789), who bore him the sons Eric, Gerold and Udalrich and a daughter called Hildegard, who in 771 married King Charlemagne.

Gerold played a significant role in the integration of Bavaria into the Frankish Kingdom. Being related to the family of the Agilofings, he was appointed Prefect of Bavaria after the deposition of Duke Tassilo III in 788.

In 784 generous donations to the monastery of Lorsch by Gerold and Imma are recorded.

In 799 he fell in a battle against the Avars, a short while after his son Eric was killed by the treachery of the same. He was succeeded by his surviving sons Gerold II and Udalrich I.

Through the latter, Gerold is reckoned as the founder of the family of the Udalrichians
Gerold of Vinzgouw (730-799) was a Alamannian nobleman, serving the Frankish King as Margrave of the Avarian March and Prefect of Bavaria.

In 757, he married Imma (739 - 789), who bore him the sons Eric, Gerold and Udalrich and a daughter called Hildegard, who in 771 married King Charlemagne.

Gerold played a significant role in the integration of Bavaria into the Frankish Kingdom. Being related to the family of the Agilofings, he was appointed Prefect of Bavaria after the deposition of Duke Tassilo III in 788.

In 784 generous donations to the monastery of Lorsch by Gerold and Imma are recorded.

In 799 he fell in a battle against the Avars, a short while after his son Eric was killed by the treachery of the same. He was succeeded by his surviving sons Gerold II and Udalrich I.

Through the latter, Gerold is reckoned as the founder of the family of the Udalrichians.

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GEROLD . Graf im Kraichgau [Udalrichinger]. m IMMA, daughter of NEBE [Hnabi] Duke of Alemannia & his wife Hereswint --- (-798). "Imma" daughter of "Nebe" is named by Thegan[167]. Her marriage is suggested by Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris which names "Hildigardam [wife of Charles I King of the Franks] quæ erat de cognatione Gotefridi ducis Alamannorum" and specifies that she was Imma's daughter[168]. The Annales Alamannici record the death in 798 of "Imma"[169]. Graf Gerold & his wife had seven children:

a) GEROLD [II] (-killed in battle 1 Sep 799, bur Augia). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. "Dudo" donated "Sytinga marca in pago Bertoldesbara" to the monastery of St Gallen by charter dated 11 Apr 786 subscribed by "Dirodhario comite, Geroldo comite, Birtilone comite, Bertoldo comite"[170]. "Ceroldus comes" donated property "in pago Perihtilinpara" to the monastery of St Gallen by charter dated 3 May 786 subscribed by "Imma genitrix, Perihtilone comite"[171]. "Cozbertus" donated property "in Peratholtipara in villa…Priari" to the monastery of St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jan 790 subscribed by "Geraldo comite"[172]. Prefect in Bavaria 796. Benefactor of Reichenau and St Gallen. He was killed in battle against the Avars[173]. The Annales Alamannici record that "Kerolt" was killed in 799[174]. The Annales Fuldenses record that "Geroldus Baioariæ præfectus" was killed in 799 fighting the "Hunis"[175]. Gerold is recorded as "defuerat soboles, pariterque defuit heres"[176]. The Epitaphium Geroldi Comitis records the death in battle "Sep…Kal" of "Geroldi"[177]. The Annales Laurissenses Continuatio records that "Geroldus comes Baioariæ prefectus" was killed in battle against the Avars and was buried "in Augia" in 799[178]. m ---. The name of Gerold's wife is not known. Graf Gerold [II] & his wife had one child:

i) child . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 786.

b) UDALRICH [I] (-[824]). "Oudalrico" is named "fratri magnæ Hildigardæ"[179]. Graf im Alpgau und Breisgau 780/81. Graf im Hegau 787/91. Graf im Thurgau 787. "Ruadkerus" donated property "in inferiore Lengiuuanc et in Entingas" to the monastery of St Gallen by charter dated 26 Aug 798 "sub Odalrico comite"[180]. Graf on the north bank of Bodensee 805/17. Graf in Alsace 778/817. Udalrich's four sons subscribed a charter dated 803[181]. m ---. The name of Udalrich's wife is not known. Graf Udalrich [I] & his wife had [five] children:

i) BEBO . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 803.

ii) GEROLD [III] (-after 826). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 803. Einhard names "Geroldus comes" as one of the 15 witnesses of the testament of Emperor Charlemagne dated 811[182]. Einhard's Annales name "Geroldum comitem" as imperial legate to Italy in 815[183]. Einhard's Annales name "Bertricum palatii comitem" sending "Baldricum et Geroldum comites" to fight the Avars in 826[184]. Einhard's Annales names "Bertricum palatii comitem et Baldricum et Geroldum comites" as imperial missi to "Bulgarorum regem" in 826[185].

iii) UDALRICH [II] . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 800/03.

iv) ROTBERT [Ruadbert/Robert] (-[817, bur Lindau]). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Graf 806/813-814. Graf im Thurgau 806. Graf on the north bank of Bodensee 807/813-814. Graf im Argengau 807. Graf im Linzgau 813/14.

v) [HIDDA . Jackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he links with the family of Hunfried, and the Memorial book of St Gallen which lists the same persons with Robert, whom he identifies as the son of Graf Udalrich [I], deducing that "Hitta" was the wife of Hunfried [I] and sister of Robert[186]. m HUNFRID [I], son of ---. Marchese in Istria 799. Graf in Rätien 806/808.]

c) UDO (-[before 798]). 788. Udo is named as brother of Udalrich [I] in charters dated 797 and 803[187].

d) HILDEGARD (758-Thionville, Moselle 30 Apr 783, bur Metz, église abbatiale de Saint-Arnoul). Einhard refers to Hildegard as "de gente Suavorum"[188]. Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris names her "Hildigardam quæ erat de cognatione Gotefridi ducis Alamannorum" and specifies that she was the daughter of Imma[189]. The Annales Laurissenses record the death "783 pridie Kal Mai" of "Hildegardis regina" and her burial "iuxta urbem Mettensem in basilica apostolorum et beati Arnulfi"[190]. She died from the after effects of childbirth, according to the epitaph of her daughter Hildegarde[191]. Paulus Diaconus wrote an epitaph to "Hildegardis regina"[192]. m (Aix-la-Chapelle 771 before 30 Apr) as his second wife, CHARLES I King of the Franks, son of PEPIN "le Bref" King of the Franks & his wife Bertrada [Berta] "au Grand Pied" (near Aix-la-Chapelle 2 Apr 748-Aix-la-Chapelle 28 Jan 814, bur Aix-la-Chapelle, Chapelle Sainte-Marie). He was crowned CHARLES I “Charlemagne” Emperor of the Romans in 800.

e) MEGINGOZ . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 784/85.

f) [ADRIANUS . 793. Adrian is named as son of Gerhard in a charter dated 793 which also names his germanus Erbio[193].] m WALDRADA, daughter of ---. Waldrada "apparently Adrian's widow" made a donation to Fulda, approved by Count Odo, which was later reissued as a joint donation by Waldrada and Odo[194]. Adrianus & his wife had two children:

i) ODO . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. same person as …EUDES [Odo] (-killed in battle 834). Levillain identifies Odo, son of Waldrada, with Odo Comte d'Orléans[195]. Another possible clue about the origins of Odo's mother is provided by the Vita Hludowici Imperatoris which records the blinding of "Heribertus Bernhardi frater" and his exile with "Hodo consobrinus illius"[196]. The previous passage in the Vita records the confiscation of Orléans from Eudes Comte d'Orléans. It is possible that this was the same person as "Hodo", although if this is correct the precise nature of the relationship between him and Heribert has not been established. Assuming that Heribert was the son of Guillaume de Toulouse & his first wife Cunigundis (about which there may be some doubt, as explained in the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY), and assuming also that "consobrinus" is used in the text in its strict sense, Cunegundis and the mother of Eudes Comte d'Orléans would have been sisters.

- see FRANKISH NOBILITY.

ii) WILTRUD . The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. "Wialdruth et Guntram" donated property "in Buosinesheim" for the soul of "Rutperti comitis quondam viri mei" by charter dated 19 Feb 834[197]. m ([808]) ROBERT [III] Graf im Wormsgau, son of ROBERT [II] Graf im Wormsgau und Oberrheingau & his first wife Theoderata (-before 19 Feb 834). "Karolus…augustus…imperator Romanum…rex Francorum et Langobardorum" issued a judgment by charter dated 8 Mar 812 which names "fidelibus nostri: Gerulfus, Guntlandus, Hedo, Armannus, Hamricus, Sicardus, Rotbertus comitibus…Amalricus comiti palatii nostro"[198].

g) [ERBIO (-before 793). Adrian is named son of Gerhard in a charter dated 793 which also names his germanus Erbio


Children of Gerold of Vinzgouw and Imma are:
  1. +Hildegard, b. 758, d. April 30, 783, Thionville, Moselle.
  2. +Adrianus, d. 793.
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