Höllebrand/Höllenbrand in Germany and Austria

updated dec 24, 2008

Hölle(n)brand in Germany  Any connection?  some history of the name Hollebrand  Cochem  Germany  Habkirchen  Pirmasens?

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These lists are put together to look into howfar families with the familyname Höllebrand are related. To present dese data op the internet they can be of use for ather genealogists and by supplementary information grow out to a bigger whole. This page just started. Ather places are in preparation.
Do you have information/data who could supplementary these lists or do you have information about ather places, please send a message to the composer. For suggestions or questions; Coen Niesten. c.niesten@tiscali.nl

Hölle(n)brand in Germany

In Germany are families with the name Höllebrand. Also there should be a little place with the name Höllebrand. Here beneath you see a wine libel from Germany with the name Höllenbrand on it. Hölle means hell and brand means fire. (Fire from Hell?)

Nördlich der Ortslage, unweit der Autobahnabfahrt der A 61 beginnt ein ausgeschilderter Rundwanderweg, den der örtliche Bauern- und Winzerverein angelegt hat. Der Rundgang führt Sie 1,8 Kilometer durch die romantische Weinlage “Höllenbrand” mit ihren zahlreichen Rechen und Stützmauern. Dezente Hinweistafeln geben Auskunft über die verschiedensten Rebsorten, die hier gedeihen. Mehrere Ruheplätze laden zur Rast ein. Von hier aus genießen Sie nicht nur einen herrlichen Ausblick auf unsere Ortslage im rheinhessischen Hügelland. Bei guter Sicht reicht Ihr Blick bis zum Donnersberg und über den Rhein zum Odenwald.

Any connection between Hollebrand in the Netherlands and Höllebrand in Germany?

Hollebrand was a boysname in the Netherlands till at least the 16th and the 17th century. The meaning of the name is "loyal to the sword" (very old dutch). In Germany and Austria however Hölle means hell and brand means fire. (Fire from Hell?) Also there should be a little place in Germany with the name Höllebrand. Till now on there is not find any connection between these families and the Hollebrand families in Holland.

However an uncle of me, Joop Hollebrand, thougt the dutch family was coming from Austria (Salzburg). They went first to France and went than to The Netherlands. He was in the late sixtees on holidays on a trip with a boat on the Moesel in Germany. There was also somebody from Austria on the boat and they get talking with eachather. My uncle said "my name is hollebrand" and the ather man could'nt believe it because he said "my name is also Höllebrand!"
Well anyway I start a page with the familyname Höllebrand as well. Maybe Höllebrand families from Germany and Austria can give me theyre names and places were they live. So we can try to start a familytree.
There should be a place or a castle with the name Höllebrand in Germany? Do you have information?

Some ather history of the name Hollenbrand

Gregory VII reigned from 1073-1085 A.D. He was the son of a blacksmith. His real name was Hildebrandt. Although he was small in size, he was strong in spirit. He was the most powerful pope that ever had occupied the "holy see". Cardinal Domiani called him HOLLENBRAND, which means "hell on fire". His election was achieved through intrigues and hypocrisies, and king Henry the IV was the driving force behind it. This son of a blacksmith wrought the chain that was to hold the world in the ban of popery for nearly 1,000 years. He was the true brain of the papacy as we know it today. He was relentlessly looking for a way to establish the One World Government, which he called "universal monarchy." He was hardly elected when he expressed the idea that the whole world was subject to feudal tenure to the Vatican. Some of the kings and princes agreed with him and gave their land to tenure; some did not agree with him because they were able to see through the lies, intrigues, and trickery, and he spoke the interdict over them. What we have just read concerning the interdict, came to pass over all those nations. A king who was under the interdict, e.g. excommunicated, was stripped of all his powers. All his subjects were released from their allegiance to him, and they no longer had to listen to him. Since the people had grown accustomed to the fact that the pope was the deputy of God, it wasn't difficult for the pope to press forth his claim. This gives you an idea how gullible and stupid people are when it comes to these things.

To achieve all this, Gregory found it necessary to loosen the clergy from the bondage of secular powers, for they were not to have any other interest, but the church. He went out to destroy the family ties and all that the family stood for, with the main aim to kill marriage among the priesthood. This makes Gregory the one who ushered in celibacy. You may very well imagine that such a thought did not go down well with the majority of the bishops and priests. The fight that developed from it lasted for nearly 200 years, with the result that the Vatican got its way.

Höllenbrand at Cochum (Germany)

Margaretha Hollenbrand x Conradus Histgen (1746)

Höllenbrand at Germany

Philipp Hollenbrand x Anna Margaretha N.n.
**-**-1709 Johann Paul

ETSDORF Anna Hollebrand, 69jr, naar USA met het ship Kronprinz Wilhelm
date arrival; 27 nov 1907
Johann Hollebrand, 33jr, naar USA met het schip Kronprinz Wilhelm
date arrival; 27 nov 1907

Höllenbrand at Habkirchen (Germany)

Elisabeth Höllenbrand born in 1729 in Obergailbach (Moselle 57) near the German frontier, married with Joseph Bour.

His father Jean Höllenbrand born in 1698 in Habkirchen, dead in 1763 in Obergailbach, married with Marguerite Bayer.

His father Balthazar Hellbrand, born ? , dead in 1738 in Mandelbach (?), married with Marie Thill.

His father Gangolphe Hellbrand, born ?, dead ?

(thanks to Gabrielle Paquin)

Höllenbrand at Pirmasens, Pfalz, Bayern (Germany)

Jacob Hollenbrand x Wilhelmina N.n.
03-05-1791? Johann Ludwig

Höllebrand at Gumpoldskirchen / Vienna (Austria)

Josef Höllebrand x Erna N.n.
**-**-** Gert (**-**-**** x Maria)
Josef Höllebrand died 9-12-2004 at Vienna.

Gert Hollebrand x Maria
22-01-1986 Michael
09-06-1987 Doris

Höllebrand at Mannersdorf (Austria)

Paul Höllebrand x Katharina Fellner
05-04-1839 Katharina Höllebrand

N.N. x Katharina Höllebrand
14-07-1865 Franziska Höllebrand (x Franz Hubeny)
Katharina Höllebrand died at Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge date unknown.

* Franziska Höllebrand x Franz Hubeny.
Franz Hubeny was married to Franziska Höllebrand. She was born 14-07-1865 at Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge.
Franziska Höllebrand died 18-01-1942 in Vienna.
(Thanks to Franz Hubeny)

Johann Höllebrand x Anna Fisher.
**-**-**** Charles (+/- 1890 x Marie Meidl at Vienna?)
**-**-**** Franz ( x Leopoldine Meidl in England)
Anna Fisher died on 30th. Januari 1906.

See also Vienna

Höllebrand at Vienna

Johann Höllebrand x Anna Fisher 
**-**-1867 Franz (8 jan 1899 x Leopoldine Meidl in England)
**-**-1872 Karl (+/- 1890 x Marie Meidl)
**-**-1878 Rudolf (x1 Martha Ludwig)
                  (x2 Ada Farman) 
**-**-**** Julius
**-**-**** Anna
Anna Fischer died on 30th. Januari 1906.

Charles Höllebrand x Marie (Maria) Meidl (+/- 1890) **-***-1895 Charles 26 Mar 1897 Rudolf **-***-1903? Albert (Born in England) **-***-**** Leopoldine (born in England Between 1897 - 1899 this family went to England. Franz Höllebrand x Leopoldine Meidl (in England)

Ron Gorringe from England;
My Great Grandmother Anna Hollebrand died on 30th. January 1906. The chapel of mourning was at Rein- prechts-Dorferstrasse 36 which is in the Vienna district of Margareten 5. From there she was taken to the parish church of The Holy Florian for blessing.
She was then buried in the Central Cemetary. I know nothing of her husband my Great Grandfather Johann Hollebrand.My late Father once told me that the Hollebrand family came from Mannersdorf. In 1998 3 Hollebrand families lived in Mannersdorf Am-Leifliorgebirge Lower Austria. A Doctor Ernst Hollebrand lived in Mannersdorf, Burgenland.I have been told by an Austrian lady that there are 4 towns named Mannersdorf in Austria. Perhaps if this information was on your website,it may jog someones memory. Regards. Ron Gorringe.

Hello Mr Niesten. The attached photo, shows My Grandfather Karl (Charles) Hollebrand together with his wife Marie nee Meindl with three of their nine children, on holiday to their old home in Vienna in 1924. Annie was the last to die in January 1995. The small boy in front was probably a nephew of Karl. I have no knowledge at all, who the other family members in the photo may be. Karl together with two other brothers, came to England around 1896, later starting a briar pipe business employing some 30 people. Perhaps if this photo was on your website,it may jog someones memory in Austria. Regards. Ron Gorringe.

from Colin Thacker (12 febr. 2004)
Dear Mr Niesten I was most interested to find the pages dedicated to the Hollebrand name. My Mother's maiden name was Eileen Florence Marie Hollebrand and she was the daughter of Rudolf and Florence Minnie Hollebrand (nee Gorringe). Regrettably, my Mother passed away on January 3rd of this year aged 79. Rudolf is mentioned in your website as being the son Charles and Marie and he came to England from Vienna and worked in the briar pipe industry with his brother. Rudolf passed away in 1963 aged 68. My Mother married William Henry Thacker in 1946 and had 2 sons, myself (Colin) and my brother, Raymond. I would be very interested in learning any family history and, indeed, adding to it if I can be of any assistance in providing any information. Best regards Colin Thacker

Dear C.Niesten! (27-1-2008) The little boy in front of the Fotography named Franz was my father Franz Höllebrand, born on 10.11.1918 and died 1985 in Vienna. He was the son of Julius Höllebrand and his wife Sophie (born name Stündl). My name is as well Franz Höllebrand,an d I was born in Vienna on 11.11.1946. The other two boys on the picture are the cousins of my father, George and Henry Hollebrand, who werte living in London and beeing on holydays at this time in Vienna. In 1961 and 1963 I stayed by them in London in my vacances to learn better English. dear geatings, Franz Höllebrand

Hollebrand in England

In England is also a familie with the name Hollebrand. They come originally from Austria. (Vienna) Between 1897 and 1899 CHARLES HÖLLEBRAND and his wife MARIA and two? children went to England. His sun Albert is born in England.
MICHAEL HOLLEBRAND, sun of Reginald Hollebrand, and grandsun of Albert, has recently started to do the familytree.

Charles Höllebrand x Marie (Maria) Meidl (+/- 1890 in Austria)
**-**-**** Charles(born in Austria)
**-**-1895 Rudolf (born in Austria) (*3) (x Florence Minnie Gowers)
**-**-1903? Albert (*1)
**-**-**** Leopoldine ( x ..... Gorringe)
Between 1897 - 1899 this family went to England.

Franz Höllebrand x Leopoldine Meidl (in England)

Albert(*1) Höllebrand x N.N.
**-**-**** Reginald(*2)

Reginald(*2) Höllebrand x N.n.
**-**-**** Michael

Rudolf (*3) Höllebrand x Florince Minnie Gowers
**-**-1923 Eileen Florence Marie (1946 x William Henry Thacker)
Rudolf Höllebrand died 1963 (68 years old)

Eileen Florence Marie Höllebrand x William Henry Thacker (1946)
**-**-**** son?
**-**-**** Colin
**-**-**** Raymond
Eileen Florence Marie Höllebrand died january 3th 2004 (79 years old)

Hollenbrand ??

Andreas HOLLENBRAND x Clara N.N.
21-02-1796 Ursula at Zichydorf (x Peter Singer)

Hollenbrand in the USA

Walter E. Hollenbrand x Jennie ....
1878 Walter N.C.
1879 Marcie L.
Walter E. was born +/- 1856.

Joseph Hollenbrand x Sarah ...
02-07-1842 WM. Henry (Pennsylvania)

In 1890 there were 4 persons with the name Hollenbrand in the state Maine, USA

Thanks to

Michael Hollebrand.
Ron Gorringe.
Colin Thacker.
Fam. Gert Höllebrand
Franz Hubeny
Thanks to all and who I did not mention.

Do you have any information? Do you have questions? For suggestions; Coen Niesten. c.niesten@tiscali.nl

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