Tag Archives: Germany

Land of My Fathers

These are images of land the Schwans family owned in Vreschen-Bokel, Germany.   I believe the land came into the family when Diedrich Schwans (my great-great-grandfather) married Anna Aits.  Most likely my great-grandfather John Schwans was born here in 1848 and … Continue reading

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So Well Remembered

One of the highlights of our German trip (September 2011) was meeting family relatives for the first time. In Rommerskirchen, we were honored guests in the home of Anna and Herbert Schwenke. Although we spoke with the aid of translators, … Continue reading

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Myth Debunked by Logic

Klaus Erdmann, an historian in the Rommerskirchen area of Germany, has provided some clear and logical thinking on the Lohr family “story” concerning Mathias Löhr’s supposedly swimming the Rhine River to leave Germany. Herr Erdmann states: Butzheim, Cologne, and Antwerp … Continue reading

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