The Children of Jean Joseph Andres/Ursula Hocquemiller*
Names in bold are followed in the Darquennes genealogy. Names in green represent the descendant who is my progenitor.
Jean Joseph ANDRES, ° 28-10-1681 in Rohrdorf, close to Isny,
Allgau, in Württemberg, † 25-09-1743 at Merchweiler glassmaking
in Illingen (the Saar). His profession was glass-maker. He came from
Zwiefalten, to 100 km south-east of Stuttgart, 50 km south-western of
Ulm in Württemberg in Souabe, in 1723. He went then to the glassmaking
industry of Hassel, close to St Ingbert, in the Palatinate Saar, Two-Bridges,
accompanied by his wife and his children, Melchior, Balthasar and Jean.
He thus worked from the very start in this forest glassmaking. This glassmaking,
created in 1723, ceased its activities around 1745/46 (Crismer, pp. 327,
341). About 1737, they left Hassel for the glassmaking house of Merchweiller
with Illingen (the Saar).
Mr Claude Andries, in a work in preparation, studied the history of the family ANDREIS-ANDRES-ANDRIES during 16th and 17th Centuries and wanted to show the bonds between Allgau and Trente. He proposed that Jean Jh Andres met Ursula Haggenmiller because the HAGENMILLERs belonged to a family of restorers of churches. What is certain, is that Johan Georg HAGGENMÜLLER was a stucco worker (nobody who manufactures stuccos imitating the marble). He had studied in Rome and he worked in 1684 on the restoration of the St. Lorentz Basilica in Kempten. He had executed the columns in false marble of the Master furnace bridge of the basilica; raised gold columns (source "Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse", vol. III - Spahr p. 113).
Therefore, the HAGGENMÜLLERs and the ANDRESes knew each other since they worked together with the restoration of the basilica. It is possible, but not completely certain, that a Jacques HAGGENMÜLLER (X Brigitte SCHMIDT) was a glass-maker.
At the same time, Jean ANDRES (X Marie FALLER), is a glass-maker with Unterkürnach. This locality was dependent on Wiggensbach (see Spahr, vol. III, p. 94). the glassmaking was transported in 1685 in Obere Kürnach.
* Taken directly from André DARQUENNES and Frédéric GOBBE, On the traces of glass-makers: The ANDRIS(SE) Family (A partial translation by Jim Andris), GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF the BELGIAN HAINAUT a.s.b.l., Charleroi, July, 2003.