The Society of the Veltheim Family
The Society of the Veltheim Family was established on 24th May 2001 in Hollola in Finland.
The history of the family
Our ambition is to study the history of the family and, by so doing, to bring together the family Members all over the world.
Most of the family Members are living in Finland, but a number of people are also living in Germany, Australia, USA, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Austria, and in Russia.
Every person belonging to the family through birth, or who is married to a person belonging to the family, can be a member of this Society.
The membership fee is only 15 euros per year.
For more information please contact Mrs Kirsi Veltheim-Pykälä, secretary and genealogist of the Society of the Veltheim Family. Email: kveltheim at phnet.fi.
The Board of the Society of the Veltheim Family
Members of the Board for 2013 - 2016:
Chairman: Esa Kojo
Vice Chairman: Marja-Liisa Veltheim
Secretary and member: Veera Tihtonen
The early start of our Genealogy
Teuvo Veltheim carried out genealogical studies during the years 1910 to 1982. A short summary of the information he was able to find follows:
Corporal Johann Henrich Veltheim
Johann Henrich, the disabled veteran
The disabled veteran, Johann Henrich, lived in Hildesheim and got married to his first wife (her name is not known to us) in the year 1760. During the years 1761 to 1767 four children were born from this marriage.
Names of the children:
The name of his second wife was Marie Margarethe Weiling. They married in 1768. They had one son. Friedrich Andreas Augustus Veltheim who was born in 1768. The family moved to Bad Munder in 1770, where his wife died in 1784.
Corporal Johann Henrich Veltheim
Corporal Johann Henrich Veltheim married for a third time in the year 1785. The name of his third wife was Marie Catharina Wulfe. She was born in 1756 in Bad Munder. Their only child was Christian Friedrich August Veltheim, who was born on 5th April 1786 in Bad Munder.
Only one year later, on 13th March 1787, father Johann Henrich died at the age of 56.
He had a son (born 21st February 1810 in Bad Munder) with Marie Charlotte Steineken. They were not married. The name of the son was Christian Bernhard.
The descendants of Christian Bernhard used the name Feldheim. Only as late as 2004 did we find out that family members from Bad Munder using this name are in fact related to us.
Later Christian Veltheim married Dorothea Louise Heinemann, who was born in 1785 in Hanover. They had 8 children:
1) Mari Rosine Veltheim was born and died in 1811.
From Gernheim near Minden Germany to Nuutajarvi Finland
Our ancestor Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Veltheim who was born in 1817 in Bad Munder Germany, married Marie Sophie Katharina Dorothea Wilhelmina Dammeier. Sophie was born on 4th March 1821 in Uchterhofen.
Wilhelm was working as a foreman in the glassworks ( Hyttenmeister) in Gernheim near Minden.
Nuutajärvi glassworks hired Wilhelm by invitation to work as a foreman in Finland, and so he moved to Finland in 1853.
His wife Sophie and their three eldest sons followed him in the year 1856. Four more children were born to the family here in Finland.
Wilhelm was highly appreciated as a real expert in glassblowing technology.
Picture of Friedrich Wilhelm Ludvig Veltheim´s Passport from Year 1853