Anton Höpffner was born in about 1737 in Ödengesäß, southwest of Wertheim am Main (today in Baden-Württemberg).
He immigrated to Denmark, arriving in Friderica Jutland on 1 May 1760 with a wife and one child. His wife must have died because on 10 June 1760 he married in the colony of Fredericia to Anna Barbara Möll, widow of Johannes Falck who had died earlier that year. Anna Barbara had been born on 18 April 1726 in Dossenheim. It was in Dossenheim where she had married Johannes Falck in November of 1754 (marriage not found in Dossenheim records). The Falck couple had at least one child in Dossenheim: son Johann Ludwig, born 15 May, baptized 16 May 1755, died 22 January 1757.
Anton and Anna Barbara had at least three children while living in Friderichsnaade: Georg Peter, born 21 February, baptized 22 February and died 26 February 1761; Fransiskus Christianus Johannes, born 21 February, baptized 22 February and died 24 February 1761; and Carl Friderick Erich Adam, baptized 11 July 1762.
Anton & Anna Barbara Höpffner are last recorded in Denmark on 26 April 1763. They arrived in the colony of Anton on 6 October 1764. They are recorded in Anton on the 1767 census in Household #36. Their children are listed as Karl Friedrich, age 6, Johann Georg, age 3, and Anna Elisabeth, age 9.
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- Parish records of Dossenheim, Baden, on Archion.de
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- Danish parish record extractions by Wayne Bonner and Mike Meisinger
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