Category Archives: Dutch

Gleaned from the 1757 Ostfriesen Kopfschatzung

There probably has never been a government that did not have to collect taxes, and in 1757 a census was taken in the Ostfriesen area of Germany.  Part of the reason for doing so was to do a head count … Continue reading

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