Haunkenzell, Bavaria, Germany Genealogy
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History And Geography
Haunkenzell is a small village in the eastern part of Bavaria. It is 3.6 km from the larger town of Rattiszell, situated in Straubing-Bogen, Niederbayern, Bayern, Germany. It's geographical coordinates are 49° 2' 0" North, 12° 38' 0" East. Straubing-Bogen is a Landkreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Cham, Regen, Deggendorf, Dingolfing-Landau, Landshut and Regensburg. The independent town of Straubing is surrounded by the district. The seat of the government of the district (Landratsamt) is located in Straubing. Wikipedia Straubing-Bogen
The district was created in 1972 by merging the previous districts Straubing and Bogen and parts of the district Mallersdorf.
- There are not any records on microfilm listed in the FamilySearch catalogue from Haunkenzell yet.
- There are a few things available from Bavaria, Germany, WWI Personnel Rosters (1914-1918) about soldiers from Haunkenzell on Ancestry.com These records can be very valuable, because they usually include the soldier's name, birth date, birth place, parents names and sometimes the name of his spouse and the number of children they had.
- There is some Haunkenzell information at Find A Grave
There is not a Rauthaus (civil records office) in Haunkenzell.
- The administrative community is Stallwang. See Wikipedia
Straubinger Straße 18
Catholic Church Records
St. Martin Catholic Church
There is a beautiful yellow Catholic church at the entrance of town. It is the chapel of the St. Martin parish. The priest here serves Haunkenzell and other small villages close by. It is difficult to find him on site and there are no parish records kept at this church. The priest in Ascha had some of the old record books in 2005, but they may have been sent to Regensberg and digitized by now. It is best to go to the archives in Regensberg to do research. Regensberg is 56.5 km from Haunkenzell.
Regensburg Catholic Archive
Lutheran Church Records
Bavaria was and is predominantly Catholic. If your ancestors lived in Haunkenzell, there is a chance they affiliated with the Catholic Church, since there is not a Lutheran Church in Haunkenzell. However, if you do not find them in Catholic records, you should search the Lutheran records.
Today there are a few Lutheran churches nearby. The closest is in Bogen.
Evanglische Erlöserkirche Bogen
Church of St. Peter