This put young Adolf, age 7, next in line for the same treatment.
Also at this time, the family moved off the farm to the town of Lambach, Austria, halfway between Linz and Salzburg.
on the evening of April 20, 1889, he was born in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am Inn just across the border from German Bavaria.
Adolf Hitler would one day lead a movement that placed supreme importance on a person's family tree even making it a matter of life and death.
He worked as a shoemaker's apprentice then later enlisted in the Austrian civil service, becoming a junior customs official.
He worked hard as a civil servant and eventually became a supervisor.
His father, now 58, had spent most of his life working his way up through the civil service ranks.
He was used to giving orders and having them obeyed and also expected this from his children.
Technically, because of the name change, she was his own niece and so he had to get special permission from the Catholic church.
The children from his previous marriage, Alois Hitler, Jr.