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Göllsdorf
Göllsdorf, Kreis Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, DE
Where Nancy Kurfess Abrams' father was born
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Andelfingen
Andelfingen, Kreis Biberach, Baden-Württemberg 88515, DE
Where Wilibald Koch was from in Württemberg. He was born in 1827. A ropemaker, he emigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, in 1853.
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Insel Hotel
Winnender Straße 2
Waiblingen, Baden-Württemberg 71332, DE
Where Peter and Marilyn Carroll Biggins stayed with John and Maureen Carroll Varro in March 2007.
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Kassel
Kinzig-Main-Kreis, Hesse 63599, DE
Where John Adam Schickell was born in 1795 and Maria Eva Schumm in 1800. They married in 1820 and emigrated in 1834 on the Johannes with their four children Veronica, 13; Maria Augusta 6; Amalia, 4; and Peter, 1. Where John Schmitt was born in 1820 and emigrated in 1838.
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Königheim
Königheim, Main-Tauber Kreis, Baden-Württemberg 97953
Where Theresa Fassnacht was born in 1825. She emigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, in 1853 with her brother Richard. Where Alexander F. Zugelder emigrated from in 1888. In 1898, Father Zugelder's niece, Otilia Leuchtweis, emigrated from Königheim to Grand Rapids at age 9.
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Dorlar
Kreis Hochsauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia 57392, DE
Franz Berles emigrated in 1844 from Dorlar, Westphalia, Prussia, to Detroit, Michigan, via the bark Sophie from Bremen to Baltimore. Theresa Knoche Berles, mother of Franz, emigrated in 1874 via steamship Neckar from Bremen to Castle Garden, with son Anthony, his wife, Wilhelmina, their children Theresa, Elizabeth, and Joseph
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Altenilpe
Kreis Hochsauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia 57392, DE
Where Adam Berles was from. Adam and Maria Theresa Knoche Berles were parents of Franz Berles.
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Helden
Kreis Olpe, North Rhine-Westphalia 57439, DE
Where Will and Rose Smith Drueke visited Emma Henze on their trip to Europe in 1950
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Herbetswil
Thal, Solothurn 4715, CH
Where Maria Allemann was born in 1802 in Solothurn Canton, Switzerland.
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Schoenholthausen
Schoenholthausen, Kreis Olpe, North Rhine-Westphalia 57413, DE
John and Anna Maria Spiekermann Green had a dauughter Regina born here July 6, 1804
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German Maritime Museum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
Bremerhaven, Bremen 27568, DE
DEUTSCHES SCHIFFAHRTSMUSEUM, German Maritime Museum, on the Weser River
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Bremerhaven Emigration Center
Columbusstraße 65
Bremerhaven, Bremen, DE
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Loreley Rock
Loreley Rock, on the Rhine River, south of St. Goar.
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National Maritime Museum
Antwerp, Vlaams Gewest, BE
Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, on the Scheldt River. John and Anna Maria Spiekermann Green and family traveled 180 miles to Antwerp in 1846 from Heggen. Theresa Fassnacht traveled 310 miles to Antwerp in 1853 from Königheim, Baden, with brother Richard Fassnacht. In 1843, a rail line opened from Cologne to Antwerp.

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BallinStadt
Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
Port of Dreams – Emigrant World BallinStadt, Elbe River
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Sangallo Park Hotel
Strada Di Vico Alto 2
Siena, Toscana null, ITALY
In April 8, out April 10
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Hotel Nuovo Suisse
Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 119
Alassio, Liguria 17021, IT
In April 3, out April 5
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Rome
Via dei Magazzini Generali, 4
Roma, Lazio 00154, IT
Where we stayed for three nights at the Hotel Pyramid
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Ostentrop
, DE
Where Johann and Elisabeth Bitter Drücke lived. They were grandparents of William Peter Drueke, who emigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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Niederhelden
Niederhelden, Kreis Olpe, DE
Where William Peter Drueke was born in 1853. He was a locksmith and emigrated to East Harlem, New York City, with his sister Anna and Frederick Wurzburg in 1871. Where Anna Maria Struck Drueke (1799-1831) was from. She was the first wife of Wilhelm Drueke, father of William Peter Drueke
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Rieflinghausen
Rieflinghausen, Kreis Olpe, DE
Where Josephine Bernardina Heller was from. She was the second wife of William Drueke and the mother of William Peter Drueke
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Nierstein
, DE
Where Suellen Griffin Valdes lives.
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Fretter
Finnentrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
Where Elisabeth Bitter was from before she married Johann Drüecke.
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Elspe
Lennestadt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
Where Johann Druecke was born in 1743.
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Mazzolla
Volterra, Toscana, IT
Where we had a late lunch in Tuscany
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Finale Ligure
Via Colombo 37
Finale Ligure, Ligurien null, ITALY
La Tavernetta
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Monaco
, MC
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Montreux
, CH
Where we had lunch on our way to Alassio
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Grand St. Bernard Pass
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Selters
Löhnberg, Hessen, DE
Where Johann Drüecke purchased seltzer water for sale in Frankfurt and Munster. The water is from a spring and naturally carbonated. Its use goes back to the Bronze Age.
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Frankfurt
, DE
Where Johann Drüecke sold Westphalian hams and seltzer water
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Münster
Münster,, DE
Where Johann Drüecke sold Westphalian hams and seltzer water
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Siegen
Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
Where Will and Rose Smith Drueke met Dr. Padberg on their trip to Europe in 1950. Birthplace of artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
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Eichstätt
Eichstätt, Bayern, DE
St. Willibald, nephew of St. Boniface, was the first bishop here
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Rottweil
Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, DE
Where Hubert Hauser was born in 1829
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Langenfeld
Langenfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
Where Mary Bohr Hauser was born in 1833
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Anagnina
, IT
Where Chris lives
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Landenbeck
Landenbeck
Eslohe (Sauerland), North Rhine-Westphalia 59889, DE
Where Adam Berles was born.
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Kirchhundem
Kirchhundem, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Where Cardinal Paul Cordes was born, in the archdiocese of Paderborn, on Sept. 5, 1934. In 1975, Pope Paul VI appointed him auxiliary bishop of Paderborn, and in 1980, Pope John Paul II called him to serve in the Roman Curia, appointing him vice president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. In this position, Bishop Cordes had a decisive role in initiating the first World Youth Day in 1984. In 1995, he was appointed president of the Cor Unum council, and in 2007 he became a cardinal.
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Kirchhundem
Kirchhundem, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Where Paul Josef Cardinal Cordes was born. He currently serves as President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.
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Fritzlar
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.
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Heggen
Finnentrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
John and Anna Maria Spiekermann Green emigrated in 1846 from Heggen, Westphalia, Prussia, to Detroit, Michigan, via ship Philadelphia Antwerp to Castle Garden, with children Mary Regina, Dina, Elizabeth, and John
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Lippoldsberg
Wahlsburg, Hesse, DE
Where Frank Druecke's Druecke Milwaukee ancestors are from. Lippoldsberg is 108 miles from Elspe.
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Friedrichschafen
Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, DE
Wanderbuch, page 10
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Basel
Basle, Basel-Stadt, CH
Wandebuch, page 12
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Lindau
Lindau, Bavaria, DE
Wanderbuch, page 10
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Constance
Constance, Baden-Württemberg, DE
Wanderbuch, page 11
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Tägerwilen
Tägerwilen, Thurgau, CH
Wanderbuch, page 11
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Wettin
Wettin, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE
Where the House of Wettin is from. The DNA of a descendant has the U106 and L48 SNPs, but not Z7. This then is the DNA of King George VI, King George V, King Edward VII, and Prince Albert.
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Lübbersdorf
, DE
Where Friedrich Dettmann was born in 1785. He is the ancestor of 94932 Dettmann, who has the same Z7 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born 313 miles away in 1743.
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Altena Castle
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.
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Limburg
Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse, DE
The Sauerland was in the County of Mark between Dortmund and Limburg.
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Wickede
Wickede, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Town on the Ruhr River in the Sauerland.
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Hamm
Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
On the Lippe River. Capital of the County of Mark after 1206.
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Wesel
Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Where the Lippe River flows into the Rihine River.
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Winterberg
Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Source of the Ruhr River, in the Sauerland.
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Kahler Asten
Source of the Lenne River in the Sauerland.
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Hagen
Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Where the Lenne River flows into the Ruhr River.
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Meinerzhagen
Meinerzhagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Mouth of the Agger River. In the Southwestern part of the Sauerland.
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Duisburg
Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Europe's largest inland port. Where the Ruhr River flows into the Rhine River.
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Hannoversch Münden
Hann. Münden, Lower Saxony, DE
Where the rivers Fulda and Werra meet to form the Weser River in Lower Saxony.
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Porta Westfalica
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.
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Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock
Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Source of the Ems River.
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Leinefelde
Leinefelde-Worbis, Thuringia, DE
Source of the Leine River, which separates Westphalia and Eastphalia.
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Hanover
Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE
The largest city on the Leine River, which separates Westphalia and Eastphalia.
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Cologne
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Major city on the Rhine River.
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Varusschlacht Museum
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.
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Obermarsberg
, DE
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.
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Quedlinburg Castle
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.
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Lippstadt
Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
In the north of the Sauerland. An Augustinian abbey was founded here in 1281.
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Memleben
Kaiserpfalz, Saxony-Anhalt, DE
Where Henry the Fowler 876-936), Duke of Saxony and German king was born and died.
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Brunshausen
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.
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Limbourg
Limbourg, Walloon Region, BE
Seat of the Duchy of Limburg in the Middle Ages. Source of Limburg cheese.
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Niederselters
, DE
In the centre of Niederselters is found a productive mineral spring, which gives Selterswasser its name. Johann Drüecke purchased seltzer water here for sale in Frankfurt and Munster. The water is naturally carbonated, and its use goes back to the Bronze Age.
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Lüdenscheid
Lüdenscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Western part of the Sauerland. First settled in the 9th century. First mention as a village was made in 1067 and as a city in 1268.
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Newbury
Newbury, West Berkshire, GB
Where Thomas Bennett was born in 1459. He is the ancestor of 122096 Bennett, who has Z7 DNA, the same as Johann Druecke who was born in Elspe, Germany, in 1743.
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Dorset
Dorset, GB
Where Thomas Arnold was born in 1630. Arnold 175373 has the same Z7 DNA as Joahnn Druecke who was born 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).
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Stansted Mountfitchet
Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24, GB
Where Thomas Searle was born in 1746. He is the ancestor of Searle 160175, who has the same Z7 DNA as Johann Druecke who was born in Elspe, Germany, in 1743. Stansted was a Saxon settlement. The suffix Mountfitchet came from the Norman baron who settled there.
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Wewer
, DE
Where Johann Bernhard Drueke was born in 1853. He is an ancestor of Lydia Gipson who emigrated to America in 1870 and settled in Murphysboro, Illinois.
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Kirn
Kirn, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE
Where Bernard Stroh was born in 1822 and where his family operated a brewery. Bernard wento to Brazil in 1848, then Detroit in 1851, where he married Eleanore Hauser.
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Binolen
Where Wilhelm Druecke grew up.
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Orb
Bad Orb, HE, DE
Where John Adam Schickell's passport was issued in 1834 by the Royal Bavarian State Court at Orb.
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Grafschaft Abbey
A community of the Sisters of Mercy of Saint Charles Borromeo, formerly a Benedictine monastery founded in 1072 by Saint Anno, Archbishop of Cologne.