|Family Tree / Descendants list|
The genealogical chart of the family was designed on the occasion of the 2002 family reunion in form of a real tree with roots, trunk, branches and leaves. It represents the result of 32 years of research and covers 17 generations. Generations are indicated by Roman numerals on the right-hand side of the chart starting on the bottom line.It begins with the progenitor of the family, Jerg Wern the Elder (1480) and ends with the current living generation.
All male descendants, in as far as they reached marriageable age, are shown on individual tables giving first name(s), the respective spelling of the family name, the year of birth and death and the main places where they lived.
The chart also contains illegitimately born male descendants of name-bearing daughters if they and their children continued with the family name.
Lines that represent father-son links between one generation and the next connect the tables. In cases of illegitimate birth, this link is missing.
As genealogical research is a continuing process, the family tree 2002 will have to be corrected or modified should new findings make it necessary.
Therefore, the Descendants List is subject to permanent updating by individual family branches. The aim is to find answers to all the question marks on the individual family pages. Early in 2003, genealogically trained representatives of each family branch will be issued with copies of their Family Pages as these are filed in the German Family Archives.
Preface and explanation of the system
To guarantee the correct sequence over the generations the parents are also given.
The next block contains the main dates in their life (birth, marriage, death and place) as well as the name and dates of spouses before the direct descendants from this marriage appear separately.
In this way children are accorded their own identification signature that is, of course, dropped with the descendants of the Wörn wives because they in the main, bear the name of their husband. (See attached sample sheet)
The previously issued identification signatures now become invalid with the issue of this work because they must be re-assigned due to later research results. In future the identification signatures will becentrally assigned due to the expected changes in the 16th and 17th generation of revisers of this list.
A = Argentina
B = Great Britain
G = Germany
U = United States of America
UXV/10 = USA, 15. Generation, consecutive number 10.
* = Date and place of birth
+ = Date and place of death
oo = Date and place of marriage
ooI = first marriage
o|o = Date and place of divorce
[ ] = calculated dates, information
? = there is doubt, or, respectively, unknown
ca. = circa, about
T. d. = daughter of ~
S. d. = son of ~
u. d. = and of ~
M. = M.A. (academic degree)
Dr. = Doctor (academic degree)
u. = and
(Issued by Volker Wörn, Königsberger Str. 6, 68775 Ketsch / Germany)
(As of July 2002)