Pictures from Leidenhofen etc.

The branch of Riedesels that included family members in Diedenhofen/Lothringen (now Thionville/Lorraine), Belgium, France, Luxembourg, New York state and points west, as well as in Germany has a common root in the villages of Winnen and Leidenhofen near Marburg (although the connection goes back to Girkhausen). Christian Friedrich Riedesel built a substantial house for the time in Winnen around 1750. His son Johannes was born here in 1766, served as a Corporal in the regiment of the Hessian state, and eventually settled at Leidenhofen. As far as I know, there are no living Riedesel descendants of this branch other than through Johannes. Clicking on these thumbnails will open full-size versions of the pictures.