Johann Georg Mozart
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"...Johann Georg Mozart (4 May 1679 – 19 February 1736) was a bookbinder who lived in Augsburg, Germany, in the 17th and 18th centuries. He was the father of Leopold Mozart and the grandfather of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart..."
"...Johann Georg's own ancestors were "artisans and masons", but he pursued a different career, becoming a master bookbinder. He evidently advanced his career when he married the widow (named Anna Maria Banegger) of his former master, and thus obtained his old master's guild license. His first wife bore him no children and died in 1718. His second wife was Anna Maria Sulzer (1696–1766), with whom he had eight children over the years 1719–1735; of these, three boys and two girls survived to adulthood. Leopold, born 14 November 1719, was the oldest..."
"...The family were Catholics and after 1722 lived in a house owned by the Jesuits. They sent their two oldest sons to Jesuit schools..."
"...Another son of Johann Georg, Franz Aloys Mozart (1727–1791), remained in Augsburg and followed his father's career as a bookbinder (he also occasionally published religious tracts). He was the father of Maria Anna Thekla Mozart, Wolfgang's first cousin and friend..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Johann Georg Mozart', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 August 2011, 14:21 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Johann_Georg_Mozart&oldid=443018605> [accessed 20 August 2011]