Kappeln, Germany, 2004

AUGUST 2004 – The tower of the St. Nikolai church overlooks the busy town center of Kappeln in Germany on a sunny summer day. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Our sailing trip to Denmark brought us to Kappeln in Germany, a cosy, busy town near Schleswig in Northern Germany. This photo shows the tower of the historic St. Nikolai church and the popular ice café La Gondola.

Back in 2004 I did not know that the St. Nikolai church plays an important part in my family tree. Several of my direct ancesters got baptized, married, and buried here. And, of course, they baptized many of their children here as well.

NameEvent at St. Nikolai in Kappeln
Jess Heinrich Scharck (1842–?)Married Maria Dorothea Möller on 6th August 1870
Maria Dorothea Möller (1849–?)Baptized 17th June 1849
Confirmed 20th March 1864
Married Jess Heinrich Scharck on 6th August 1870
Hans Adolph Möller (1810–1883)Baptized 25th February 1810
Confirmed 19th March 1826
Married Margaretha Dorothea Lassen on 14th December 1838
Buried 9th March 1883
Margaretha Dorothea Lassen (1813–?)Married Hans Adolph Möller on 14th December 1838
Hans Adolph Möller (1782–1852)Baptized 8th March 1782
Confirmed 1st April 1798
Married Adelheid Benedicta Traulsen on 15th November 1805
Buried 8th July 1852
Adelheid Benedicta Traulsen (1782–1857)Baptized 10th March 1782
Confirmed 9th April 1797
Married Hans Adolph Möller on 15th November 1805
Buried 4th December 1857
Cai Möller (1784–1810)Baptized 29th October 1748
Married Anna Andresen on 10th June 1774
Buried 17th June 1810
Anna Andresen (?)Married Cai Möller on 10th June 1774
Gerd Traulsen (?–1822)Married Ida Margaretha Möller on 23rd February 1770
Buried 21th August 1822
Ida Margaretha Möller (1744–1824)Baptized 24th November 1744
Married Hans Traulsen on 29th August 1764
Married Gerd Traulsen on 23rd February 1770
Buried 19th January 1824

The high resolution image

Capture Date & TimeAugust 2004
LocationKappeln, Germany
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3967 x 5951 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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