Becoming Americans

Americans consider this day to be special.  It is our country’s birthday, the Fourth of July.  Today I would like to share some thoughts about our ancestors’ arrival so many years ago.  A large group of Germans not only left their homeland, but left their German states to become Americans. Germany was not even a … More Becoming Americans

Burgeoning Boxdorfers

There are 15 pages in our German Family Tree that come from today’s birthday boy.  His name was Gottlieb Boxdorfer.  Gottlieb was born on February 7, 1820 in Weidnitz, a small village in Bavaria, a region of Germany.  This is a map showing the location of Weidnitz.  It also indicates the city of Dresden, where … More Burgeoning Boxdorfers