So shall it be with my father: he shall be
called a prince over his posterity, holding
the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church
of the Latter Day Saints, and he shall sit in the general assembly of patriarchs, even in
council with the Ancient of Days when he shall sit and all the patriarchs with him and shall
enjoy his right and authority under the direction of the Ancient of Days.
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  • Name HOHENSTAUFFEN, Frederick Von 
    Prefix Duke 
    Born Abt 1050  Schwaben, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Apr 1105  Lorsch, Bensheim, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Apr 1105  Burcht Hohenstaufen, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 21 Jul 1939  MANTI Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I46873  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
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    Father HOHENSTAUFFEN, Frederick Von Buren,   b. 1015, Rothenburg, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1094, Hohenstaufen, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother HOHENLOHE, Hildegard Von,   b. 1017, Swabia, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1095, Schlettstadt, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F24376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WAIBLINGEN, Agnes Von,   b. May 1072,   d. 24 Sep 1143, Klosterneuburg, Markgrafschaft Ostarrich, HRR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    +1. HOHENSTAUFFEN, Friedrich Von II,   b. 1090, Schwaben, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1147, Alzey, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. HOHENSTAUFFEN, Konrad III,   d. 1152
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F24173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Founder of the Hohenstauffen dynasty- At the location of the present Kloster Lorch was originally a Roman garrison, about 120 A.D. The present monastery is situated on an old road which was the boundary of two territories, Obergermanien and Ratien. Obergermanien was comprised of the Black Forest and the Neckar Valley, Ratien of Upper Swabia and the Alps. The cemetery of that Roman garrison was discovered in 1954 during the construction of new buildings. It was located about 500 meters southwest of the old camp. Nothing remained of the camp itself. The monastery ground was not only the boundary of these two large territories, it was also the boundary of the Roman Empire. In 1102 Frederick of Staufen founded the Benedict-Monastery Lorch, which was originally intended for the worship purposes of his own family. It was consecrated to St. Peter. In order to be officially recognized by the Pope, an annual due of a gold coin had to be made. Another patron saint was the Virgin Mary. The painting of Mary with scepter and crown, standing between St. Peter and St. Paul, became later the coat-of-arms of the monastery. The monastery building was completed by the year 1108. It is assumed that it was constructed at the site of an old castle. The monastery ultimately had accumulated a large collection of religious relics. The patrons of the monastery participated in the crusades and contributed to the monastery their part of the spoils. The monastery had the legal right to declare and enact death penalty. This period lasted until the 16th century. During the first quarter of the 16th century a resident monk, Augustin Seir, started to keep records. Today these are called "The Red Book of Lorch" and they are of great historical value. Through the negligence on the part of the monastery's administration and also during the course of the peasant's war, unfortunately nearly all of these records were lost. The sarcophagus in the monastery is a memorial to the founder family, and some of the family members are buried there. A genealogy of the Staufen family is seen on the columns. One can see the founder of the monastery, and it continues down to the youngest family member, Konradin, who was beheaded. It is safe to assume that the founder and his wife, his brothers, maybe his son Frederick and wife, Barbarossa's parents, and some grandchildren are buried at Lorch. This includes Queen Irene and her young daughter Beatrice. In 1525 the monastery was overrun by peasants during their war. It was burned to the ground, treasures and books carried away, and the monks driven away. After six years it was reconstructed. Martin Luther and the Reformation brought big troubles to the monastery. After long resistance and bitter fights the leadership of the monastery became Protestant in 1648. Frederic of Buren, founder of the House of Hohenstaufen, was, however, beyond any doubt of Franco-Alsatian ancestry. He had one sister, Adelheit, and four brothers--Otto, Bishop of Strasburg, and Count Ludwig, who are prominently mentioned in history. He himself, however, excelled them all in wisdom, courage and enterprise. He was equalled by none of the noblest dukes of Suabia, and he was under allneedful and critical circumstances Emperor Henry IV's of Germany truest and steadfastest defender and protector. The same who only too often experienced the weakness and conceit of the older princes, expected to find stronger fidelity with newly exalted subjects. He knew well the value under his peculiar circumstances, the value of a friend like Frederic of Hohenstaufen. Therefore in the year 1079 he called him to Regensburg, and said, "Brave and vigilant man, whom I always found the truest and bravest among all, you are well aware how in the Roman Empire crime and misdeed prevailed, how through the devil's influence revolt and conspiracy are held sacred, while God's command is despised and the laws of the land trampled under foot. As you have battled in the past and also in the future against all these evil sods, and as a proof of how highly I appreciate your former services, and how sincerely I trust your future, I will give you my only daughter Agnes to wife, and the Duchy of Suabia as a dowry." ----- Then Staufer as he called himself or Hohenstaufen from his hill, also however retaining the old family name of vonBuren died and his son Frederic who succeeded him was the first historical figure of the family. He stood with Kaiser Henry the 4th (the man of Canorsa) in all his trouble and was rewarded for his fidelity by being given in wedlock Henry's daughter Agnes and the dukedom of Suabia and directly after, the younger brother Konrad, by Henry, the 5th the dukedom of Franconia, thus with almost one step, the Staufers became one of the leading families of Germany and prospective heirs to the crown. Ephraim Blood Line. According to the account of Fred Raumor translated in Rev. A. J. Fretz' Stauffer-Stover Family History pp 7-12 and also in the History of the Mennonites by Rev. H. S. Bower, Frederic of Buren was the founder of the House of Hohenstauffen. He was of Franco-Alsatian ancestry. In the year 1079, Henry IV of Germany, was rewarded for the great services of Frederic, bestowed upon him and his only daughter, Agnes, as wife and the Duchy of Suabia as her dower. Here Frederic established his kingdom and the House of Hohenstauffen and built his palace. Through the years the House maintained and enlarged the kingdom and served in the Crusades. However, in the year 1268, Conrad then the ruler was defeated in the battle of Teliacoggo, taken prisoner, beheaded and his line exterminated, except for those who fled to Baden, Bavaria or Switzerland. After an interval of five centuries, the Stauffers (Stovers) are seen in Germany as the victims of the religeous persecutions fleeing from Alsace-to-Lorraine, Hesse and Swabia to Holland, Switzerland and later to America. The first Germans from Switzerland settled in Germantown (now a part of Philadelphia) in 1683(?).