Johann Georg Hiedler

Johann Georg Hiedler ( baptized 28 of February of 1792 – 9 of February 1857 ). Son of Stefan Hiedler (1762-1829) and Anna Maria Göschl (1760-1854), is considered the officially accepted paternal grandfather of Adolf Hitler . 1

The fact that Johann Georg was actually Hitler’s biological paternal grandfather is considered untested (it is not known exactly who was the biological grandfather of Adolf Hitler ) by modern historians, but his case is the most plausible and widely accepted. He was from Spital (part of Weitra ), Austria , and earned his living as an errant miller. He married his first wife in 1824 but she died giving birth five months later. In 1842, he married Maria Anna Schicklgruber and became the legal stepfather of his illegitimate five-year-old son, Alois . It was later claimed that Johann Georg was the father of Alois before his marriage to Mary, although Alois had been declared illegitimate in his birth certificate and baptism papers, the claim that Johann Georg was the true father of Alois did not Made after the marriage of Mary and Johann Georg, or, indeed, even during the lifetime of any of them. In 1877, twenty years after the death of Johann Georg and almost thirty years after Maria’s death, Alois was legally declared to have been the son of Johann Georg. Accordingly, Johann Georg Hiedler is one of the three most cited by modern historians as having possibly been the real paternal grandfather of Adolf Hitler . The other two are Johann Nepomuk Hiedler , the younger brother of Johann Georg, and a Jew named Leopold Frankenberger .

In the 1950s , this third possibility was popular among historians, but modern historians have now discredited the third possibility, since Jews were expelled from Graz in the fifteenth century and were not allowed to return until the 1860, several decades after the birth of Alois.


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