Thanks to our Researchers & Contributors


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Our ‘Rosentreter’ Family has persons who were born in every country shown here.

Many thanks to our researchers and contributors listed below.

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Josh Rosentreter
Leigh Evans
Leslie Rosentreter
Muriel Pickels
Roger Rosentreter


Brandon Lentz
Carol Rosentreter
Michelle & Tim Rosentreter


Waldo Rojas Espinoza


Ole Rosentrætter


Uli Bonin
Dieter Fetting
Peter Pankau
Kevin Rosentreter
Michael Rosentreter
Ursula Rosentreter (nee Heider)
Felizitas Wiese


Anastasiya Rosentreter


Moniek Rosentreter

New Zealand

Anita Rosentreter


Michael Musolf
Barbara Rosentreter


Anastasiya Rosentreter
Tatiana Yakovleva


Karen Rosentreter Villarroel

United Kingdom
United States of America

Brian Podoll
Darwin Rosentrater
Connie Rosentreter
Corryn Rosentreter
John Rosentreter
Paul Rosentreter
Robert Rosentreter
Jean Wells


Diemmy Rosentreter

Rosentreter Family Earliest Locations

Earliest Known Places where Rosentreters were Born, Lived or Married

Did you know that there were Rosentreter family members born, living, getting married, having children and getting on with their lives while:

Before 1600

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  • 1262 – Kublai Khan (1260-1294) ruled the Yuan dynasty from 1271 – 1294
  • 1290 – King Edward I orders expulsion of Jews from England, this edict will remain in place for 350 years
  • 1305 – William Wallace, Scottish patriot, was executed for high treason by Edward I of England
  • 1372 – Frederick I van Hohenzollern, Monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40), was born in Free Imperial City of Nuremberg (d. 1440)
  • 1386 – Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland
  • 1386 – The University of Heidelberg was opened
  • 1386 – The Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force) was signed
  • 1412 – The Medici family was appointed official banker of the Papacy
  • 1426 – Hubert (Huybrecht) van Eyck, painter, died
  • 1540 – Michelangelo di Buonarroti painted the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel
  • 1561 – The Council of Trent is reopened by Pope Pius IV for its third (and final) session
  • 1581 – Sir Francis Drake returns to England after circumnavigating the globe; knighted by Queen Elizabeth I
  • 1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar

1600 - 1649

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  • 1606 – First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Jansz (or Janszoon) at the Pennefather River, Cape York, northern Australia
  • 1614 – French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13
  • 1618 – Start of the Thirty Years’ War – Protestants revolt against Catholic oppression; Denmark, Sweden, and France invade Germany in later phases of war
  • 1618 – Johannes Kepler proposes last of three laws of planetary motion
  • 1620 – Pilgrims from England arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower
  • 1630 – Boston is founded by Massachusetts colonists led by John Winthrop
  • 1631 – Work commences on the Taj Mahal in India (1631 – 1653)
  • 1633 – The Spanish Inquisition forces Galileo Galilei to recant his belief in Copernican theory
  • 1635 – France’s First Minister, Cardinal Richelieu declares war on Spain (Franco-Spanish War 1635–59)
  • 1647 – After nine months of negotiations, Scottish Presbyterians sold captured Charles I to English Parliament for around £100,000

1650 - 1699

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  • 1653 – Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell was appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • 1653 – New Amsterdam became a city (later renamed New York)
  • 1653 – The Coonan Cross Oath was taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India
  • 1655 – Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan (Saturn’s largest moon)
  • 1655 – Fabio Chigi replaced Pope Innocent X as Pope Alexander VII
  • 1655 – The biggest Town Hall in the world opened in Amsterdam
  • 1656 – Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
  • 1656 – Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg
  • 1672 – First ‘Copyright Law’ enacted by Massachusetts
  • 1679 – Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England
  • 1682 – English astronomer Edmond Halley first observes the comet named after him
  • 1683 – First settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard ‘Concord’
  • 1684 – Patent granted for the thimble
  • 1685 – Duke of York became King James II of England and VII of Scotland, upon the death of his brother Charles II
  • 1687 – Sir Isaac Newton’s great work Principia is published by the Royal Society in England, outlining his laws of motion and universal gravitation
  • 1687 – Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon
  • 1690 – The musical instrument, the clarinet is invented in Nürnberg, Germany
  • 1692 – Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 19 hanged overall, with six other deaths during Salem Witch Trials
  • 1694 – The Royal Society censures Edmond Halley for suggesting in a paper titled ‘Some considerations about the cause of the universal deluge’ that the story of Noah’s flood could be an account of a cometary impact


(Last Update – 19 December 2020) This is a work in progress and more information will be added as it is discovered. If you have additional information, please email us.

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