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Möller Surname

The Möller surname (written as "Moeller" in English script) is German in origin. The name essentially means "miller." The earliest of this family were living near the village of Kembs in Schleswig-Holstein.


1st Generation:

Clas Möller was born circa 1690 in Germany.

Close to nothing is known about Clas and his wife Magdalena. Their names comes from their son's marriage record. They probably lived in Schleswig-Holstein.
Clas married Magdalena circa 1720. She was born circa 1692 in Germany.

They had the following child:

1 Christian Gottfried Möller


2nd Generation:

Christian Gottfried Möller was born circa 1722 in Germany 1. He died on December 10, 1819 in Kembs, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1.

Father: Clas Möller
Mother: Magdalena

Christian spent most of his life in the area of Kembs, Germany. He was buried on December 13, 1819.
Christian married Dorothea Luths on November 18, 1768 in Lütjenburg, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1. She was born circa 1734 in Germany 1. She died on February 1, 1784 in Kembs, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1.

They had the following children:

1 Christopher Hinrich Möller
2 Magdalena Dorothea Möller was born circa 1773 in Kembs, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She died after 1819.
3 Elisabeth Margaretha Dorothea Möller was born on April 28, 1775 in Kembs, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 2. She died after 1819.
4 Hinrich Clas Möller was born on September 28, 1778 in Kembs, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 2. He died between 1784-1819.

3rd Generation:

Christopher Hinrich Möller was born on June 9, 1769 in Kembs, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1. He died after 1819 in Germany.

Father: Christian Gottfried Möller
Mother: Dorothea Luths

Christopher may have had other children besides Friederika, but they are not known. He and his wife were living in 1819 (when his father died), but their deaths are not recorded in Lütjenburg Parish. They apparently moved away from the immediate area. Where they went is unknown.
Christopher married Elisabeth Margaretha Wulf was born on November 7, 1797 in Lütjenburg, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1. She was born circa 1772 in Behrensdorf, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She died after 1819 in Germany.

They had at least one child:

1 Friedericka Elisabeth Sophia Möller

4th Generation:

Friederika Elisabeth Sophia Möller was born on November 19, 1798 in Kembs, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein 1. She died on December 1, 1874 in Darry, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1.

Father: Christopher Hinrich Möller
Mother: Elisabeth Margaretha Wulf

Friederika spent the first part of her life in the village of Kembs, Germany. In 1819, she married Hans Lilienthal, who lived in the nearby village of Darry, Germany. They were married until his death in 1835. She remarried in 1838 and then outlived her second husband by almost 20 years. Friederika remained in Darry for the duration of her life, even though most of her children had moved away from the area.

Her name was spelled variously in records as Friederika, Friederica and Friederike. Although she was baptized with only the names "Friederika Elisabeth", she also appeared with the name Sophia on several records.

Friederica married first Hans Detlef Lilienthal on November 13, 1819 in Lütjenburg, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1.

For information on their children, see his page.
Friederica married second Friedrich Christian Rosenthal on August 19, 1838 in Darry, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1. He was born circa 1813 in Ronfeldholz, Ploen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 3. He died on January 31, 1856 in Darry, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1.

They had the following children:

1 Friedrich Rosenthal was born circa 1839 in Darry, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 3. He died between 1840 and 1845 in Darry, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
2 Johannes Ernst Rosenthal was born on January 26, 1844 in Darry, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 1. He died after 1874.

Sources:

1. Parish Register, Lütjenburg Parish, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
2. International Genealogical Index. (http://www.familysearch.com)
3. 1840 Census, Darry, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
4. 1855 Census, Darry Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.