Are there any descendants of Franz Heinrich (known as Henry) HORSTMANN and his second wife Christine Louise PFAFF who would like to tell me more about their watchmaking ancestors?
This German couple married Nov 7th 1893 in the Parish church of Christ Church in WsM. She was probably the sister of witness Friedrich Wilhelm Ewald PFAFF - the German bandmaster in WsM. (however, PFAFF is also the name of many German watch & clockmakers who came to UK to learn/improve and market their wares).
I am (slowly) researching material for a book on German watch & clockmakers in the UK and came across this couple...
What also intrigued me was, on the same page as their marriage entry, the details for a John RICH marrying Charlotte Mary HARSE...she of 35 Meadow St and d/o Joseph HARSE, butcher...how about that for coincidences....?!!