Bremerhaven, Bremen, DE
Seaport of Lower Saxony located at the mouth of the River Weser. The region between the rivers Ems and Weser was inhabited by the Chauci, who were partly displaced by Frisian expansion after about 500, and were later partially absorbed into the Frisian society. A Roman fleet under Drusus arrived in 12 BC. After the second century AD there is no mention of the Chauci. Saxons also settled the region and the East Frisian population of medieval times is based on a mixture of Frisian and Saxon elements. Nevertheless, the Frisian element is predominant in the coastal area, while the population of the higher Geest area expresses more Saxon influence.
Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
Port of Dreams – Emigrant World BallinStadt, Elbe River
Lennestadt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
Where Johann Drüecke
was born in 1743. He is the ancestor of Paul Drueke, kit 230496, who has CTS108993 DNA.
Fritzlar, Hesse, DE
In 723, Boniface cut down the Donar Oak to prove the superiority of the Christian God over Thor. Saint Willibald says Boniface started to chop the oak down, when suddenly a great wind, as if by miracle, blew the ancient oak over. Wood from the oak was used to build a church dedicated to Saint Peter. Amisia on Ptolemy's map.
Wahlsburg, Hesse, DE
Where Frank Druecke's Druecke Milwaukee ancestors are from. Lippoldsberg is 108 miles from Elspe.
Wettin, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE
Where the House of Wettin is from. The DNA of a descendant (231054) has the U106 and Z305 SNPs, but not CTS10893. This then is the DNA of King George VI, King George V, King Edward VII, and Prince Albert. See The King's Son
Where Friedrich Dettmann was born in 1785. He is the ancestor of 94932 Dettmann, who has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 313 miles away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743.
On the Lenne River in the western part of the Sauerland. A Medieval hill castle erected by the early Counts of Berg, around 1108. Capital of the County of Mark until moved north to Hamm in the 1220s. The County of Mark extended between the Lippe and Agger Rivers (north-south) and between Gelsenkirchen and Bad Sassendorf (west-east). The east-west flowing Ruhr separated the county in two different regions: the northern, fertile lowlands of Hellweg-Börde; and the southern hills of the Süderbergland (Sauerland). In the south-north direction the southern part of the county was crossed by the Lenne. In the region of the Lower Lenne was the County of Limburg (1243–1808), a fiefdom of Berg.
Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
On the Lippe River. Capital of the County of Mark after 1206.
Hann. Münden, Lower Saxony, DE
Where the rivers Fulda and Werra meet to form the Weser River in Lower Saxony.
Porta Westfalica, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Site of a gorge formed by the Weser River called "Gate to Westphalia". Coming from the north, the gorge is the entry to the region of Westphalia. Despite the Latin name the term was not coined in Roman times, but by scholars of the 19th century.
Leinefelde-Worbis, Thuringia, DE
Source of the Leine River, which separates Westphalia and Eastphalia.
Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE
The largest city on the Leine River, which separates Westphalia and Eastphalia. Family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
Bramsche, NDS, DE
Where the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest took place in 9 CE, when an alliance of Germanic tribes led by Arminius of the Cherusci ambushed and decisively destroyed three Roman legions led by Publius Quinctilius Varus.
During the Saxon Wars 770-785, Eresburg was repeatedly occupied by Widukind, leader of the recalcitrant Saxons (those refusing to adopt Christianity and the overlordship of the Franks), and then abandoned to Charlemagne's forces.
Quedlinburg, SA, DE
Quedlinburg Castle was founded in the present Saxony-Anhalt in 936 by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, at the request of his mother Queen Matilda, later canonised as Saint Matilda, in honour of her late husband, Otto's father, King Henry the Fowler, and as his memorial. Henry was buried here, as was Matilda herself.
Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
In the north of the Sauerland. An Augustinian abbey was founded here in 1281.
Kaiserpfalz, Saxony-Anhalt, DE
Where Henry the Fowler 876-936), Duke of Saxony and German king was born and died.
Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony, DE
Where Liudolf 805-864, first Duke of Saxony was buried. Liudolf had extended possessions in eastern Saxony, and was a leader in the wars of King Louis the German against Normans and Slavs.
Newbury, West Berkshire, GB
Where Thomas Bennett was born in 1459. He is the ancestor of 122096 Bennett, who has CTS10893 DNA, the same as Johann Druecke who was born 500 miles away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743.
Where Thomas Arnold was born in 1630. Arnold 175373 has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 540 mile away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743. The Saxons settled the area in the 7th century and became part of the Kingdom of the West Saxons (Wessex).
Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24, GB
Where Thomas Searle was born in 1846 and married here. He is the ancestor of Searle 160175, who has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 450 miles away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743. Stansted was a Saxon settlement. The suffix Mountfitchet came from the Norman baron who settled there.
Where Håkan Mårtensson was born in 1610. He is the ancestor of 117015 Mårtensson, who has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 600 miles away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743.
Cork, Cork, IE
Where John Moore was born in 1831. Moore 66143 has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 950 miles away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743.
Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Unna is situated on an ancient east-west salt-trading route, the Hellweg road, from Duisburg, at the confluence of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, to Paderborn, with the slopes of the Sauerland to its south. Trade on this route and during the period of the Hansa Trade Route came from as far as London.
Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Eastern end of the Hellweg Road. Paderborn was founded as a bishopric by Charlemagne in 795. In 799 Pope Leo III fled his enemies in Rome and reached Paderborn, where he met Charlemagne. Charlemagne reinstated Leo in Rome in 800 and was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor by Leo in return. The bishop of Paderborn became a Prince of the Empire in 1100.
Early Saxon settlement excavated in 1965 to 1978: 200 sunken buildings (Grubenhaus), 12 large timber buildings, 125 brooches from a cemetery.
Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, GB
Center of Anglo-Saxon learning in the north of England, producing the greatest Anglo-Saxon scholar, the Venerable Bede (672-735), whose most notable works include The Ecclesiastical History of the English People and the translation of the Gospel of John into Old English.
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12, GB
Where Alfred the Great was born in 849. King of the West Saxons from 871 to 899.
Where Saint Cuthbert (634-687) and Venerable Bede (672-735) are buried.
Islip, Oxfordshire OX5, GB
Where Saint Edward the Confessor was born between 1003 and 1005. He was the last king of the House of Wessex, ruling from 1042 to 1066. He was canonized in 1161.
Hastings, East Sussex, GB
The start of the Norman Conquest was the Battle of Hastings, fought here on October 14, 1066. William the Conqueror defeated and killed Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon King of England, and built a castle here using the earthworks of the existing Saxon castle.
Site of a Saxon Shore fortification. Its Roman name derives from the local Celtic language, and may mean "fort of the raven".
Captured by the Anglo-Saxon ruler Ida of Bamburgh, whose descendants ultimately founded the kingdom of Northumbria.
Arnold Castle, possibly where the Dorsett Arnolds lived before going to Dorsett.
Wexford, Wexford, IE
Where the Normans landed in 1169, in the barony of Bargy, where there were a number of medieval English settlements. An old dialect of English, known as Yola, was spoken uniquely here up until the 19th century.
Wexford, Wexford, IE
Colonised ca. 1200 by Cistercian monks from Tintern Abbey in Wales, memorialized by the poem by William Wordsworth.
Goslar, Lower Saxony, DE
Where Heinrich Carl Konrad Köhler was born in 1842. He is the ancestor of kit 275698, who has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 169 miles away in 1743.
Sør-Odal, Hedmark, NO
Where Hans Larson Kjølstad was born in 1610. He is the ancestor of N92415, who has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 800 miles away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743.
9 The Close
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS, GB
Founded in 642. Mortuary chests contain the remains of Saxon kings.
St. Bartholomew's Church
Where bones possibly of Alfred the Great were found in the churchyard that once was part of Hyde Abbey.
Lincs, LN1 3AA, GB
Where archaeologists heve found a sarcophagus thought to contain "somebody terribly important". They believe it could contain a Saxon king or bishop.
The origins of Göttingen lay in a village called Gutingi. This village was first mentioned in a document in 953 AD. The city was founded between 1150 and 1200 to the northwest of this village and adopted its name.
Founded by Charlemagne, king of the Franks, 780. Osnabrück is likely the oldest bishopric in Lower Saxony.
Braunschweig was founded in 861 by Brun, a Saxon count.
One of the oldest cities in Northern Germany, became the seat of the Bishopric of Hildesheim in 815. Bernward, bishop from 993 to 1022, was of noble Saxon lineage.
Seaport in Lower Saxony on the river Ems. The region between the rivers Ems and Weser was inhabited by the Chauci, who were partly displaced by Frisian expansion after about 500, and were later partially absorbed into the Frisian society. A Roman fleet under Drusus arrived in 12 BC. After the second century AD there is no mention of the Chauci. Saxons also settled the region and the East Frisian population of medieval times is based on a mixture of Frisian and Saxon elements. Nevertheless, the Frisian element is predominant in the coastal area, while the population of the higher Geest area expresses more Saxon influence.
Arnsberg, NRW, DE
Town in South Westphalia that lies at the crossroads of two former long-distance roads, the Heidenstraße (“Heath Road”) and the so-called Königsstraße (“King’s Road”).
John II of Oldenburg is the male-line ancestor of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and thus of Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Hampshire, England, GB
Where Thomas Osmond was born in 1480. He is the ancestor of 21791 Osmond, who has CTS10893 DNA, the same as Johann Druecke who was born 500 miles away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743. Kingsclere once belonged to Saxon King Alfred.
Colchester, England, GB
Where Jeremiah Grace was born in 1811. Grace 98608 has the same CTS10893 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 460 mile away in Elspe, Germany, in 1743. The Kingdom of Essex was founded in 527. It included Colchester, but the capital was in London.
Münster, NRW, DE
Where Eberhard Helmer was born about 1670-80. He is the ancestor of Thomas Helmer, kit 323561.
27 Blackfriars Rd
London, SE1 8NY, GB
Where the children of William Wright, coach builder, were baptized from 1807 to 1820 at Christ Church. He is the most distant male ancestor of Geoffrey Blackburn, kit 277487. Blackfriars Road was known as Great Surrey Street until 1829.
Ząbrowo, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, PL
Where Christian Nikel was born about 1780. He is the ancestor of James Nickel, kit N46232. Part of East Prussia before 1945 and called Sommerau.
Sävar, Västerbotten County 918 31, SE
Where Karl Oscar Ludwig Säfsten is from. He is the ancestor of Daniel Safsten, kit 284006.
Upton Hellions, England, GB
Where Robert Mogridge was from, ancestor of kit 136477.
Antrim, Northern Ireland, GB
Where Matthew Russell was from, ancestor of kit 108424.
Bothwell, Scotland, GB
Where William Russell was born in 1715, ancestor of kit 133769.
Where Anders Olsen Solend was born in 1660, ancestor of kit N112954.
Frodsham, England, GB
Where Bernard Farral was born in 1731, ancestor of kit 80754.
Crawshawbooth, England, GB
Where Henry Priestley was born about 1640, ancestor of kit 47524.
Canonbie, Scotland, GB
Where Andrew Armstrong was born in 1809, ancestor of kit 70760.
Possibly where William Broomer was born in 1858, ancestor of kit 236630.
Corton Denham, England, GB
Where Charles Davis was born in 1870, ancestor of kit 204451.
Aberfoyle, Scotland, GB
Where James Eadie was married in 1816, ancestor of kit B3426.
Lancaster, England, GB
Where Michael Woods was born in 1809, ancestor of kit 56993.
Widnes, England, GB
Where Richard Wright was born in 1772, ancestor of kit 310422.
Kusmark, Västerbotten County 934 93, SE
Where Olof Olofsson Kodd was born in 1644, ancestor of kits 130856 and 348607.
Sireköpinge, Skåne County 260 22, SE
Where Smed was born in around 1690, ancestor of N49537.
Addingham, England, GB
Where William Wright was born in 1587, ancestor of kit 34595.
Where Johne Scott II was born in 1610, ancestor of kit 83016.
Epsom, England, GB
Where John Carr was born in about 1795, ancestor of kit 267578.
Ladelund, SH, DE
Where Christian Hansen was born in 1869, ancestor of kit 450672.