Christophus "Christopher"
K/COLLING C452

Christopher Jacob COLLING,1, 2, 3, 4 son of Jacob COLLING and Elisabeth RICHTERS, was born 28 Apr 1723 in Dasburg, Bitburg, , French Republic now Germany 5, 6 and died 26 Jun 1794 3, 7 at age 71.
• Other names for Christopher were Christoph COLLING, 8 Christophel COLLING, 9 Christophus COLLING, 10, 11 Christopher COLLONG, and 12 Christophus KOLLING. 13
• Ancestral File Number: 1JS8-SP6.
• He has conflicting birth information of 23 Apr 1720 and Dasburg, Bitburg, , Prussia now Germany. 17
• He has conflicting birth information of 28 Apr 1732 and Dasburg, Bitburg, , Prussia now Germany. 3, 13, 18, 19, 20 1880 Census - 28 Apr 1723, Dasburg, Prussia, Germany
• He has conflicting death information of 1805. 2

Christopher was probably born in Vianden, Luxembourg but moved to Dasburg, Germany where he beget more generations.1

The Collings in America, Volume 3, pg. 10
III Band (Volume), Blatt (Page) 115, --Dasburg Colling--
Tauf - Register: 1, 137, 13; Datum der Geburt: Jahr 1723, Mon. April, Tag 28; Namen der Eltern: Colling Jacob und Elisabeth; Name des Kindes: Christoph; Paten und Patertante (Gäu?) und ihr ______________
English Translation -
Baptism Register: 1, 137, 13; Date of Birth: 28 Apr 1723 Name of Parents: Colling Jacob and Elisabeth; Name of Child: Christoph; God Parents: blank

Note: Vianden is presently a charming little town on the Uhr river, which is the boundary between Luxembourg and Germany. Dr. Jerry Colling and wife visited there in the year 2000. They have a wonderfully restored medieval castle on a high hill that's the uppermost part of the town. Victor Hugo lived there for a time and wrote some of his novels there. Jerry didn't know where he was living when he wrote his famous "Les Miserables." Most folks in Vianden are trilingual, French being their main language, German second and English 3rd. 1

Dasburg is 20 miles north of Lahr on the river. 1

Sources:
1. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling, no middle.
2. Colling Family Tree - Jerry's D. Colling, (corrected 24 Dec 1983), no middle.
3. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn
4. 1880 United States Federal Census, Submitted by: Lois, no middle.
5. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn, Tauf-Register 1-137-13, Dasburg Colling -
.....Christoph.
6. The Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn),
....1Volume 1, pg. 2; Volume 5, pg. 10.
7. GEDCOM - Joachim (URL: http://home.pi.se/collings-system/fam/a-fam-us.htm
.....Contact: joachim@collings-system.se), 1805.
8. The Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), Volume
.....1, pg. 3; Volume 3, pg. 10.
9. Ibid, Volume 3, pg. 2.
10. Ibid, Volume 1, pg. 2; Volume 3, pg. 8; Volume 5, pg. 10.
11. Family Histories - 23 Typed pages (Compiler: Lucille's collection).
12. Letter - Dec 1983 Christmas, Jerry D. Colling.
13. Chart - Colling Descendents, Compiler: Martin Colling, Egon Colling, Jerry Colling
.....and Bradly Colling.
14. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling.
15. The Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn),
.....Volume 3, pg. 10.
16. E-mail Message, Jerry D. Colling 17 Dec 2004.
17. Ibid, Richard D. McClung Jr.
18. Family Histories - 23 Typed pages (Compiler: Lucille's collection), date only.
19. GEDCOM - Joachim (URL: http://home.pi.se/collings-system/fam/a-fam-us.htm
.....Contact: joachim@collings-system.se), year only.
20. 1880 United States Federal Census, Submitted by: Lois