Rec'd from Hans-Hinrich Schlotfeldt, a current day
cousin who lives in Flintbek, Germany. (Another artistic rendering was sent to us by Dr. HJ (Hans Juergen) Schlotfeldt. A copy of this, we understand, can be found at the Monestary at Itzehoe, Germany. I will post this variation later.) This HINRICH was the oldest verified ancestor on our chart when posted in Sept. of 2001, BUT, in Jan. 2003, with the help of cousin Claus Reese, of Reesedorf searching family records and the Schleswig Germany Land Archives, we have discovered that this Hinrich had a father named "JOCHIM SCHLOTFELDT" and Mother named "ANNA". Jochim would have been born about 1646 and was buried, May 4, 1710. Anna died Oct 25, 1736. We now know that Hinrich had a brother named CLAUS and have names of one or two of Claus' children and some grandchildren at this point. We know that Hinrich was born in 1679 in Klein Flintbek, and he died there on Dec. 22, 1746. (There was an easy transcription error from those old German records that were carried to Chile. He was not born in 1646.) Family Land contracts from Brügge, Germany show that old Jochim gave land for the Hof "the farm" to Hinrich in 1704 when he married ANN MARG. MORDHORST(EN). He had given land for a "cottage" (Kate) to Claus in 1701. We have indications that Jochim *~1646 had a father named CLAUS who died in Kl. Flint, May 8,1705. These records are giving answers AND questions.
Ger."Altes Holsteiner Geschlecht mit Hinrich Schlotfeldt, Klosterl. Hufner in Klein Flintbek/Plon Im 17 Jahrhundert."
Eng. "Old Schleswig Holstein Family headed by Hinrich Schlotfeldt, Farmer by the Monestary in the Klein Flintbek County in the 17th Century."
(The author has a better copy of this
posted to this site (Below.) Also copies of the Land Contract of 1701 (recorded 1704). Thanks also to HJ for sending his finding at Christmas ti