The last couple of weeks have been spent exploring a plethora of Reformation connections.  I re-established contact with a gentleman in Germany with whom I had contact several years ago.  He provided me with long and complicated family tree, in text format for his connections to Johannes Mathesius.
I also purchased Legacy Family Tree as I liked some of the features it provided, especially the making of webpages.  More of this will come later.
I also "stumbled" upon the German Wikipedia and it has proven to be a font of information on lineages, and also pictures.  A great many of my ancestors weave in and out of the events of the Reformation.  They also weave in and out of their families.
As an example, I found that Christina Strauch [37671] (1652-1711) is directly related to Lucas Cranach the Elder in three different ways.


Relationship Chart Christina Strauch [37671] is the 3rd Great-Granddaughter of Lucas (The Elder) Cranach [86]
Common Ancestor * Lucas (The Elder) Cranach [86] (1472-1553) * Barbara Brengbier [136] (Abt 1485-1540) Married 6 Jan 1508 [16] |
| * Lucas (The Younger) Cranach [134] (1515-1586) Magdalena Schurff [135] (1531-1606) Married 24 May 1551 [44] |
| * Augustin Cranach [133] (1554-1595) Maria Samuela Selfisch [91] (1558-1626) Married 26 Nov 1577 [43] |
| Aegidius Strauch I [106] (1583-1657) * Euphrosina Cranach [97] (1590-1665) Married 20 Jan 1607 [47] |
| * Augustinus Strauch [486] (1612-1674) Dorothea Sophia Lentz [37672] (1621-1655) Married Aug 1643 [37411] |
| * Christina Strauch [37671] (1652-1711)

Christina Strauch [37671] is the 4th Great-Granddaughter of Lucas (The Elder) Cranach [86]
Common Ancestor * Lucas (The Elder) Cranach [86] (1472-1553) * Barbara Brengbier [136] (Abt 1485-1540) Married 6 Jan 1508 [16] |
| Caspar Pfreundt [32] (1517-1574) * Anna Cranach [29] (1527-1577) Married 13 Dec 1549 [15] |
| Conrad Fluth [35] (1538-1608) * Anna Pfreundt [34] (Abt 1545- ) Married 30 Jan 1570 [19] |
| Prof. Dr. jur. Benedikt Carpzov the Elder [6237] (1565-1624) * Anna Fluth [36] (1573-1598) Married 1 Sep 1590 [11480] |
| Friedrich Lentz [37673] * Maria Carpzov [6246] (1598-1640) Married [37412] |
| Augustinus Strauch [486] (1612-1674) * Dorothea Sophia Lentz [37672] (1621-1655) Married Aug 1643 [37411] |
| * Christina Strauch [37671] (1652-1711)

Christina Strauch [37671] is the Wife of 2nd Great-Grandson of Lucas (The Elder) Cranach [86]
Common Ancestor * Lucas (The Elder) Cranach [86] (1472-1553) * Barbara Brengbier [136] (Abt 1485-1540) Married 6 Jan 1508 [16] |
| * Lucas (The Younger) Cranach [134] (1515-1586) Magdalena Schurff [135] (1531-1606) Married 24 May 1551 [44] |
| Prof. Dr. theol. Polycarp Leyser the Elder [103] (1552-1610) * Elisabeth Cranach [90] (1561-1645) Married 17 May 1581 [14] |
| * Prof. Dr. theol. Wilhelm Leyser I [383] (1592-1649) Regina Tetzel [6249] (1602-1631) Married 11 Feb 1622 [11482] |
| * Wilhelm Leyser II [6251] (1628-1689) Christina Strauch [37671] (1652-1711) Married 23 Apr 1667 [37410]

There may be more, but this is a good example of how tightly knit the Reformation Family was.
 


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