Johann George Görgens

10 December 1769–after 1820 (Age 50)
Tiegenort, Marienburg, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Johann George

When Johann George Görgens was born on 10 December 1769, in Tiegenort, Marienburg, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Cornelius Gergen, was 37 and his mother, Maria Wentzoln, was 25. He married Anna Dorothea Daehn on 13 January 1795, in Tiegenort, Marienburg, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died after 1820, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Johann George Görgens
Anna Dorothea Daehn
Marriage: 13 January 1795
Cornelia Goergen
Jacob Görgens
Cornelius Goergen

Spouse and Children

13 January 1795
Tiegenort, Marienburg, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany


    Cornelia Goergen


    Jacob Görgens



Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Gergen


    Maria Wentzoln




    Esther Gergens


    Michael Gergen



    Catharina Elisabeth Gergen


World Events (2)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 44

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 45

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a deep valley, from Middle English, Old French gorge ‘gorge’, ‘ravine’ (from Old French gorge ‘throat’). There are various places in England and France named with this word, and the surname may be a habitational name from any of these.2 German: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Joh. Goergens im Eintrag für Anna Dorothea, „Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971“
  • Johann Görgen in entry for Cornelia Görgen, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johann Goergens in entry for Cornelius Goergens, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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