The origin of the von Krogh family

This family is thought to have its origin from the area of Osterstade near Bremen, Germany. Its name spelled variously as Krogh, Kroge, Kroghe, Krogen, Krough, Krug, Croghe, Croge, etc., is very old among German nobility indeed. It appears as early as 1236. A genealogical Table from the 1700's takes the family back to the year 1400. This table, however, is not available or verifiable.

However, the family has, on specific occasions been recognized as nobility by the President of the Duchy of Bremen Knighthood in a document, dated June 8, 1870, and by the Royal Heraldic District in Berlin in a document, dated June 4, 1875. Similarly the family has been recognized as noble in Denmark and have occupied high military and civilian positions. They also have intermarried with the most highly esteemed noble families.

The family Coat of Arms has been a white castle with two towers between which are four rising golden morning stars against a blue background, and on the crest a greyhound, half white, with a golden collar in between two blue and white wings.

The family's ancestor in Denmark and Norway wrote his name as BERENT von KROGH, but his contemporaries called him Berent von Kroge or von Krueg. He was the son of GEORG (JURGEN) von Krogh and a Captain of a company located in Gluckstadt in 1645. At King Frederick III's succession to the throne, he appears to have entered Danish-Norwegian service on a permanent basis. It is possible, however, that he is not the first of his family to come to Denmark. In 1653 Gehard(Gert) von Krogh, an older brother of Bernhardus, died in Trondheim. He and his wife, Alked, had three sons and three daughters, but his descendants can only be traced to the third generation. At the same time Heinrich von Krogh, died Oct. 8, 1655, a younger brother of Bernhardus living in Lybaek. He was married to Anna Hasse. One of his sons , named Heinrich, born in 1655 in Lybaek, was a medical graduate. He died Dec. 6, 1679 in Leipzig, and was buried at St. Paul's church on Dec. 10th.

Bernhardus came to Denmark in 1644 with troops from Bremen to assist King Christina IV of Denmark at the end of the "Thirty Years War" (1618-1648). Though the Danes were subdued he remained in the service of the Danish King and was sent to Trondheim Norway in command of the troops there, since Norway was still under the rule of Denmark. Bernhardus married Alide von Bo;ton, daughter of the Mayor of Bremen, and their descendants inter-married with prominent families in Denmark , Norway and Sweden.

Bremen is a port city in northwest Germany, on the banks of the Weser River about 70 km (43 mi) from the North Sea. Bremen has a population of 551,219 (1991 est.). Bremen and its surrounding territory became a Land, or state, of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1947 and retained that status following German reunification in 1990. The province has an area of 404 sq km (156 sq mi) and a population of 673,700 (1990 est.).

The Weser River is navigable by seagoing craft up to the city's docks. The Bremen docks are second in importance only to those of Hamburg; they line the Weser to the north of the Old Town. A considerable trade in cotton, grain, and tobacco is conducted in the city. Above the city the Weser River is used by barges and is linked with the canal system of Germany. On the estuary to the north is the outport of BREMERHAVEN, built on land purchased from Hanover. It was opened in 1830 to accommodate ships that were too large to sail up to Bremen itself. The chief industries of Bremen are shipbuilding, the production of iron and steel, and the manufacture of automobiles, electrical equipment, and machinery.

Bremen was founded about AD 787. By the 13th century it was a prosperous trading town, and in 1358 it became a member of the HANSEATIC LEAGUE. It was declared a free city in 1646 and maintained its independence until 1815, when it merged with the German Confederation. The city was heavily damaged during World War II but has since been completely rebuilt. The Altstadt, or Old Town, retains its Cathedral of Saint Peter, dating in part from the 11th century, and its Gothic town hall; both were rebuilt after the war. Also still in existence are several other medieval churches and the Guild Hall of the cloth merchants.

Kilde: Danmark's 1898 Adels Aarbog (pages 279 through 287) Norman J. G. Pounds

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Bernhardus von Krogh 1620-1676

Stamfar for slekten von Krogh i Norge Bernhardus von Krogh 1620-1676 av Mathias Beyer

Bernhardus (Bernt) von Krogh var født i Lübeck, Tyskland og kom til Danmark i 1644 med tropper fra Bremen for å hjelpe kong Christian IV av Danmark i krigen «Hannibalfeiden» 1643-1645 mot Sverige.



Etter å ha kjempet med tapperhet ble Bernhardus værende i tjeneste for kong Christian IV og ble satt i kommando over tropper i Trondheim, som på dette tidspunkt fortsatt er styrt av Danmark. Bernhardus ble statskaptein 1662 og statsmajor 1663, begge deler i Trondheim. I mellomtiden giftet han seg med Alida von Bolten, datter av Borgermesteren av Bremen, Dietrich von Bolten og Lucretia von Tillings. Alida ble etter Bernhardus sin død gift med Johan Herman Schurman. Bernhardus døde 9. august 1676 i Trondheim. Bernhardus og Alidas barn var; Georg Frederich, født 1653, død 1721 i Bergen, Anna Dorothea, født 1658, død 1693 i Trondheim. Gift med Jacob Haar, en hæroffiser. Helene Abigael, født 1660, død 1693 i Trondheim. Kilder: The Anderson-Krogh Genealogy Hirsch kartotek over danske og norske officerer



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