This colourful character, Georg Rahlff (1762-1833), http://www.geni.com/people/Georg-Rahlff/6000000005025858398 , Dr. medicus and Knight of Dannebrog, writes in his own memoires that he is son of proprietar and judge Georg Rahlff and Margrethe Mackeprang (both died of pox when little Georg was 4 years old, in 1766 according to him), but how that father is connected to the rest of the Rahlff family still eludes me.
Note that the parents of the miller, Joachim Rahlff, that is Jürgen Rahlff and Martha Rauert ( http://www.geni.com/people/Martha-Rauert/4591424 ) both died within the same month in June 1768. Was that when there was a pox epidemic? Could they be Georgs parents after all? In that case, he would have had the miller Joachim as his 7 years elder brother, although there is no direct mentioning of him in Georgs memoires.
Also, Joachims grandfather, Jürgen Rahlff ( http://www.geni.com/people/J%C3%BCrgen-Rahlff/4591481 ) died in 1773, matching the "died when Georg was 11" perfectly. And Joachim had three daughters, one of which could be the brotherdaughter Georg mentions.
Georg died childless, but was very attached to his brother's daughter who traveled with him to Fehmarn in his elder days.
Georg seemed to believe for a long time that he was born in 1765, not 1762 as his birth record actually says. This three year discrepancy may account for some of the confusion, perhaps.
So questions are:
- Jürgen Rahlff = "Georg Rahlff"?
- Martha Rauert = "Margrethe Mackeprang" ?
Can anybody help here?