Posts Tagged With: German history

Johann Henrich Schlösser

On this day, 1 March 1680, a man by the name of Johann Heinrich Schlösser passed away. He was my 9th great-grandfather.

Born in 1642, in Londorf, Gießen, Hesse, Germany, Johann Heinrich Schlösser was the son of Friedrich Schlösser and Christina Schenck.

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Book Review: The German Midwife

Occasionally, I read something so poignant and so profound that it speaks to my soul. Mandy Robotham’s debut novel, The German Midwife, is such a story. Set in Germany during the final years of World War II, this first-person narrative tells the tale of a midwife named Anke Hoff.

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Book Review: At the Wolf’s Table

They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf’s Lair…As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly. A legion of hunters was out looking for him, and to get him in their grips they would gladly slay me as well.

At the Wolf’s Table, written by Rosella Postorino, tells the harrowing story of Rose Sauer, one of Hitler’s food tasters.

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Johan Georg Herwig

On this day, 2 December 1868, Johan Georg Herwig, my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather, passed away.

Born on 17 May 1812, in Hesse-Kassel, Germany, nothing is known of Johan Georg Herwig’s childhood, including his parentage.

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Christian Thomas

On this day, 310 years ago, a man by the name of Christian Thomas passed away. He was my 8th great-grandfather.

Christian Thomas was born circa 1655, in Schifferstadt, a town in the Bishopric of Speyer (now Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). His father was Alexander Thomas; his mother’s name is unknown.

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