Joist Thöne/Thonemann lived in the family home in Wullenweberstrasse, which he inherited. His daughters from the first marriage with Gertrud Nabercord, Goda Thöne, Anna Thöne and Gertrud Thöne married into reputable senatorial families. From his sons out of the second marriage with Angela von Listingen, Johann, Christoph and Joachim, all councillors of the old town, the eldest (Johann VII Thöne) founded the generation in Scherfede.
He was characterised as founding father of the Scherfede Thonemann branch.
A certificate from 11th November 1542 showed Joist Thone as councillor; in the marriage certificate he bore the title chamberlain and was called such in 1559 again. Joist must have had a considerable property of his own. In 1548 he acquired from the brothers Ulrich and Dieter Nabercord four “Huben” of land, that is about 120 acres (about 30 ha) in Warburg-Molhausen. Mayor Georg von Geismar put his seal on the contract for this real estate deal. A last report, less welcome, was in the chronicle of Heinrich von Hiddessen, with the following remark: “In 1572 at 6 in the morning flax caught fire in Jost Thonemann’s house on Wullenweberstraße. First of all it only smouldered, but then it developed into a real fire. The fire bell was rung and with the help of neighbours the fire was quickly put out.”. Thus it is also recorded that Joist as the first-born had inherited the family home on Wullenweberstraße, which had previously been occupied by the father Johann V, the grandfather of Cord III and the great grandfather Hans Thonemann in 1456.
Joist’s daughter Anna married the neighbour Liborius Weddigen, a brother or cousin of the university professor at Marburg and Helmstedt Dr. of law Johann Weddigen.
Joist’s second daughter Goda was the wife of Baltasar Erdmann from a Warburg senatorial family.
Joist’s third daughter, Gertrud, married Cord Schlicker, councillor and chamberlain of the old town, and became the founding mother of the esteemed and rich mayoral Schlicker family in the old town of Warburg. They were goldsmiths by trade and dealt in gold- and silverware. It has been handed down that they regularly visited the Frankfurt Fair. Jodokus Schlicker, merchant and dealer in gold, built a beautiful big house on Langenstrasse, which passed into other hands in 1609 and still stands today.
The three sons of Joist I and Angela von Listingen, Johann VII, Christoph and Joachim were all councillors. Either Christoph or Joachim had a son, Georg, who founded the later Warburg lawyer family Thönemann/Tönnemann, who were ennobled in the 18th Century. (“Johann Vitus Christoph was ennobled by Kaiser Karl VI”).
Johann VI Thöne, the younger brother of Abbot Martin Thonemann of Hardehausen, was councillor of the old town of Warburg for years. In 1575 he was listed as chamberlain. In 1562 he built a new house on Wullenweberstrasse which later belonged to the Tegethoff family. An inscription was put on this house (according to the records of scholarships) with the following words: “Johann Thönen herus dominus AO 1562” (Johann Thönen, master of the house in 1562). He must have been a wealthy man – like his elder brother Joist Thöne. In 1572 he lent Friedrich von Papenheim a total of 200 gold guilders and on Trinity Sunday 1581 another 110 Reichstaler; von Papenheim called him the “honourable and noble” Johann Thönen. However the money still had not been paid back in 1621.
His first wife was Gertrud Volmar, the daughter of councillor Hermann Volmar and Angela von Listingen. She was the sister of Cord Volmar, the mayor, and of the Mainz University professor Paul Volmar and Heinrich Volmar. The privy councillor Dr. utriusque juris Heinrich Volmar was the last Provost at Fritzlar Cathedral; from 1570 he sat as privy councillor to the elector-archbishop Daniel Brender von Homburg in Mainz. At St. Peter’s he held the position of Dean. As university professor he read bible exegesis; in 1586 he wore the purple of Rector Magnifikus, a position his elder brother, the Mainz court judge, Dr. Paul Volmar had already held in 1556.
An indication of his wealth was the fact that Heinrich Volmar on his death in 1597 left his hometown Warburg 1000 gold guilders as a scholarship for young students which later passed on to Heinrich Thonemann. It was stated in his obituary: “Magna Vir et prudentia et virtatis laude”, a very famous man due to his sagacity and proficiency.
After the death of Gertrud (née Volmar) his first wife, Johann VI Thöne married Anna von Steinheim, a patrician daughter, in 1570. He died on Good Friday 1588. Heinrich, the well-known founder of Warburg grammar school, was a son of the first marriage. Born in 1566, he studied at the universities of Mainz and Cologne and did his doctorate in 1585 in the fine arts. (Heinrich Thöne).
Heinrich’s brother Martin came from the second marriage of his father Johann VI to Anna von Steinheim. In keeping with family tradition he was a councillor, chamberlain and a wine-grower and in 1616 also mayor of the old town of Warburg. He lived in a big house on Altstädter Markt, that he had taken over (by marriage) in 1596 as a result of his marriage to Anna von Reußen, an inheriting daughter of the last mayor of this family, Johann von Reußen, and his wife Elisabeth von Höxter. After the early death of his first wife, Martin remarried. His second wife was Katharina von Geismar (see section on Geismar Family). The sister of Heinrich and Martin, Elisabeth, married Jost Schlicker from the rich senatorial family, whose members held the mayoralty in the new town of Warburg several times from 1614 (see also section on Schlicker family).
The first son from the second marriage of Joist and Angela von Listingen was Johann (Johann VII Thone/Thönen, called Thonemann). He was born in Warburg in 1557 and lived in the old town. In the time from 1586 to 1608 he was recorded as town councillor and chamberlain in the town registers of Warburg.