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Anna Margaretha Thomas

On this day, 312 years ago, Anna Margaretha Thomas (my 8th great-grandmother) passed away.

Born in 1656 in Schifferstadt, a town in the Bishopric of Speyer (now Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany), Anna Margaretha’s parents are unknown.

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Book Review: The Book of Lost Names

Heroes in real life don’t wear masks and capes. Sometimes they don’t stand out at all. But real heroes can save a life—or many lives—just by answering the call in their heart. ~Victoria Arlen

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Book Review: Daughter of the Reich

Have you ever read a book that you both loved and loathed? Much like a horror movie that scares you senseless, scene after scene, and yet, you just can’t stop watching: That was how I felt about the book, Daughter of the Reich, written by Louise Fein. I did not want to keep reading, but I could not put it down.

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Johannes Achenbach

On this day, 29 October 1692, Johannes Achenbach passed away. He was my 9th great-grandfather.

Johannes Achenbach was born on born in early July 1637, to parents Johannes Achenbach and Anna Catharina Lotsheidt in the town of Anstoß, Prussia (then part of the Holy Roman Empire but now in the modern-day state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). He was christened on 19 July 1637, at the Protestant church (Evangelische Kirche) of Freudenberg.

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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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