Our first Carolean: Lieutenant Colonel JOACHIM VON WACHENFELT

Joachim Fredrik von Wachenfelt was the first child of Barbara Kistmacher and ColonelDavid Friedrich von Wachenfelt. He was born in 1680, in his maternal grandparents’ home in Güstrow. He was named for Barbara’s father, Joachim Kistmacher, a doctor of law, who was also the mayor of Güstrow. It seems that the von Wachenfelt family lived in Güstrow during the better part of the 1680s. Barbara had four more children, two boys, and two girls. The fact that all of them lived to adulthood, past the crucial first five years, is a testament to that they lived well and were very healthy. David Friedrich knighted The biggest family event during that decade, apart from the arrival of the children, was that King Charles XI of Sweden knighted David von Wachenfeldt in 1788. Pomerania, where they lived, was a part of Sweden at the time. Barbara dies We do not know much…