Where does the name came from?
The earliest Carrotking I came across, was a guy called Johannes Ystrut
named Carrotking. He married Elisabeth Leina at Unshausen close
to Homberg/Efze (Northern Hassia in Germany). That happened around 1480
(although some books date it back to 1408). Apart from Johannes, there
was a Henne Ystruth who became a citizen of Homberg/Efze when marrying
Martha Rübenkönig and who, since then, was named 'Carrotking'.
There is no hint mentioned in the books why he was named "Carrotking".
Their son Hans became a citizen of Homberg/Efze in 1500 and died 1539.
In my direct line, my great-great-great-great-geat-great-great-grandfather was Johann(es) Caspar from ?. He is the father of David Wilhelm, a merchant for ceramics from Wattenbach in Hassia, who lateron, became the father of Christian Philipp who was baptized at Altenkirchen in 1768. Christian Philipp, a tramp, married Anna Dorothea Sieppelin around 1800. Their child was Johann(es) Rübenkönig who got confirmed in 1810 at Niederwetz/Altenkirchen (Germany). Johann(es) became a shoemaker and moved to Kaiserswerth which is close to Duesseldorf. Here, he got married in 1837. His son Adolf was borne 1840 and became a cigar maker. Adolf married in 1866 and got a son by the name of Peter Hubert who was borne in 1867. Peter Hubert became a velvet & silk weaver and married 1891. One of his sons is my grandfather Wilhelm, borne in 1902.
I could not yet get further information on Johann(es) Caspar. Also, I would like to link the "old" Carrotkings from 15th century to those of my family. If you can assist, pls send me an eMail
So far, I dug up approx. 170 Carrotkings over 5 centuries (even some from the US!). If you would like to exchange information, pls contact me eMail