Henrich was born about 1680 in St. Envage, Champagne, France, the son of unknown parents.
He died about 1 APR 1746 in Spiesen, Saarland, Germany.
He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Johanna Julian, who he married on 8 JUN 1700 in Spiesen, Saarland, Germany. They had no known children.
His second wife was Johanna Jung, who he married on 19 JUN 1714 in Spiesen, Saarland, Germany. Their only known child was Nicolai (c1724-1779).
|Death||ABT 1 APR 1746||
!Source: "Saarländische FamilienKunde", Band 2, Jargang VII - 1974, Heft 27, "Familienkundliche Ergänzungen zu Einwohnerverzeichnissen von SPIESEN von 1688-1788", , von Alois Lorschneider, "Zum Frongelderlas Von 1730", page 308, item 25.
!Notes: "gewes. Soldat , a.d. Pfarrei St. Envage i.d. Champagne." In English: Ex-Soldier , from the Parish of St. Envage, in the department of Champaigne, .
!Source: "Dictionnaire Des Paroisses Du Ressort Du Parlement De Paris", M. DCC. LXXVI., Chez. Pierre-Guillaume SIMON, Imprimeur du Parlement, rue Mignon Saint André-des-Arcs.
!Notes: Parishes in the Diocess of Beauvais in 1776 : Beaumont-fur-Oife, Beauvais, Clermont en Beauvoifis. Records of these parishes were checked, by Rex Hotchkiss, but no related referrences were found.
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!Note: In French “En vage” means “Travelling”. Possibilities include: St. Christopher, St. Brigid of Ireland, St. Bona of Pisa, St. Joseph of Cupertino, Saint Nicolas and Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.
Saint Christopher is often depicted with a dog's head. This is a reference to Anubis, symbolic equivalent of the ferryman of souls between the two worlds.
Saint Gertrude of Nivelles’ remains are buried in the abbey church of St. Peter, which takes the name of St. Gertrude Church in Nivelles. Then the pilgrims spread her cult throughout Europe, so that she becomes the patron saint of travelers and many churches, chapels and hospitals along major trade routes of the Holy Roman Empire are under her patronage. From the second half of the eleventh century to the fourteenth century, a Germanic custom, called Gertrudisminne, was to drink a cup of wine in honor of St. Gertrude before leaving on a trip or in a military expedition .