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Subject: Re: BADEN-WURTTEMBERG-D Digest V98 #401
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 17:50:48 EST
In a message dated 11/23/98 11:14:43 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Ted Snediker discussed in Digest # 401 the description of " Weingaertner " .
> I am born in Weinsberg near Heilbronn and the area is a winegrowing area. A
> "Weingaertner " is a owner of vineyards . Farmhands were never described as
> Weingaertners in our area.
> Heinz Dieterich < >
Thanks for that input. I suspect that many, if not all, the Weingärtner
appearing in the Grunbach and Geradstetten records would fit that description,
assuming they could actually own the property, rather than manage it for an
estate holder. My dilemma was that the dictionary translation into English of
"Weingärtner" is "vine dresser," a term which to me does not carry the
connotation of ownership or any other kind of equity.