Mozart family

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The Mozart family are the ancestors, relatives, and descendants of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The earliest documents mentioning the name "Mozart", then spelled "Motzhart" or "Mozthardt", are from the Bavarian part of Swabia (today the Regierungsbezirk of Bavarian Swabia).

Mozart family[edit]

  1. David Motzhardt (?–1625/6), farmer in Pfersee, today a suburb of Augsburg
    1. David Motzhardt (1620–1685), bricklayer and master builder in Augsburg; built the tower of the church in Dillingen an der Donau; married Maria Negele (1622–1697)
      1. Daniel Mozart (1645–1683)
      2. Hans Georg Mozart (1647–1719), bricklayer and master builder, guild master, built the provost's church St Georg in Augsburg, collaborated at the Fugger residence
      3. Franz Mozart (1649–1694), master builder
        1. Johann Georg Mozart (4 May 1679 – 19 February 1736), bookbinder in Augsburg, married (i) Anna Maria Banegger, no children; (ii) Anna Maria Sulzer (1696–1766), 8 children including:
          1. Leopold Mozart (1719–1787), composer, married Anna Maria Pertl (1720–1778)
            1. Maria Anna Mozart ("Nannerl"), (1751–1829), married Johann Baptist Franz von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg (1736–1801), 3 children
              1. Leopold Alois Pantaleon von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg (1785–1840)
              2. Jeanette von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg (1789–1805)
              3. Maria Babette von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg (1790–1791)
            2. Five other children, all died before the age of 16
            3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), composer, married Constanze Weber (1762–1842), 6 children
              1. Raimund Leopold Mozart (1783–1783)
              2. Karl Thomas Mozart (1784–1858), official in the service of the Viceroy of Naples in Milan; unmarried and no children
              3. Johann Thomas Leopold Mozart (1786–1786)
              4. Theresia Constantia Adelhaid Friederica Marianna Mozart (1787–1788)
              5. Anna Maria Mozart (1789–1789)
              6. Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791–1844), composer and teacher; unmarried and no children
          2. Franz Alois Mozart (1712–1791), bookbinder in Augsburg, married Maria Victoria Eschenbach
            1. Maria Anna Thekla Mozart ("Bäsle") (1758–1841)
          3. Five further sons, two daughters
      4. David Mozart (1653–1710), a Conventual Franciscan
      5. Johann Michael Mozart (1655–1718), sculptor
      6. Four daughters

Weber family[edit]

The Weber family became connected with the Mozart family through the marriage of Wolfgang Amadeus to Constanze. The family were from Zell im Wiesental, Germany and included:

  1. Fridolin Weber (1691–1754), married Maria Eva Schlar[1]
    1. Franz Fridolin Weber (1733–1779), married Cäcilia Cordula Stamm (1727–1793)
      1. Josepha Weber (1758–1819), soprano, married (i) Franz de Paula Hofer (1755–96) (ii) Sebastian Mayer (1773–1835)
      2. Aloysia Weber (c. 1760–1839), soprano, married Joseph Lange (1751–1831)
      3. Constanze Weber (1762–1842), married (i) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) (ii) Georg Nikolaus von Nissen (1761–1826)
        1. 6 children by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as above
      4. Sophie Weber (1763–1846), singer, married Jakob Haibel (1762–1826)
    2. Franz Anton Weber (1734–1812)[2]
      1. Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826), composer

Gallery[edit]

Leopold Mozart, his wife and children

Wolfgang Mozart's wife and children

References[edit]

  1. ^ (German) Kiefer, Siegfried (2003). "Die Ahnentafel der Familie Weber". Constanze Mozart. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Massenbach, Camilla von (2007). "Franz Anton Weber". Links. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  • Krist-Krug, Gabriele (2006). Hans Georg Mozart (1647–1719). Barockbaumeister einer berühmeten Familie aus Augsburg: Leben und Werk. Augsburg: Wißner. ISBN 3-89639-522-X. 
  • Layer, Adolf (s.a.). Die Augsburger Künstlerfamilie Mozart. Augsburg: Verlag Die Brigg.