My Linderman, Koch, Claussen, and many of my ancestors were from Germany. I would love to travel there one day.
Bavaria has 71 Landkreise (like our United States counties). There are 373 Gemeinden (like our United States townships). In addition, there are 23 Städte (cities). Each Gemeinde or Stadt is a local administrative division. They also have plus Kreisfrei Städte (big cities that are administered at a level similar to the county level).
The southern part of what is today the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz was actually once part Bavaria. Historically, this area has been known as as the “Rheinpfalz“, “Rhennish Pfalz”, “Rheinbayern” or “Palatinate” region. However, it is no longer a part of modern Bavaria.
The Palatinate (German: die Pfalz, Pfälzer dialect: Palz), historically also Rhenish Palatinate (German: Rheinpfalz), is a region in Southwestern Germany. It occupies more than a quarter of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). Historically in union with Bavaria, the Palatinate covers an area of 5,451 square kilometres (2,105 sq mi) with about 1.4m inhabitants.
My maternal grandparents, Harry William Linderman and Phyllis Eugenia (Palen) Linderman in 1930’s, Dubuque, Iowa.
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Land in south eastern Germany, and former Duchy, Electorate and Kingdom, and one of the longest lasting political units in European history, though its borders have changed.
The present Land of Bavaria (Bayern) stretches northwards from the Allgäuer, Bayerischer and Salzburger Alps to lands beyond the River Main. In the northwestern corner is the city of Aschaffenburg on the River Main; in the northeast are the upper waters of the Rivers Saale and Eger (Ohøe in Czech), which are tributaries of the Elbe and so flow to the North Sea; in the southeast are the Alps around Berchtesgaden; in the southwest Bavaria has some miles of shore on Lake Constance (Bodensee), the lake through which the Rhine flows.
The rains that fall on the greater part of the Land however flow not to the North but to the Black Sea. The Danube flows across…
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My Linderman ancestors emigrated from Germany in 1740 to New York, New York. They helped to build and settle in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
It was a little bit brighter the next morning but not especially thrilling and it didn’t look as though we would get the snow that we had hoped for or the blue skies that we wanted for our photographs.
We had flirted with the idea of taking a journey into the forest on the Black Forest Railway , The Badische Schwarzwaldbahn which passes directly across the Black Forest, on the way passing through spectacular scenery on a route that is one hundred and fifty kilometres long, ascends six hundred and fifty metres from lowest to highest elevation, and passes through thirty-nine tunnels and over two viaducts but we had done that last year in spectacular winter scenery and we didn’t think it could be recreated on a slightly disappointing and overcast day so we decided to make the trip by car instead.
Juletid (Christmas time) is a celebration of traditions and family in Norway. With the fall of winter snow and the wonderful displays of Northern Lights, Norwegians sit round their fire places, dance around the Christmas tree, enjoy rich food and share julefryd (Christmas cheer) with family, friends and in their communities. At this special time of year we are happy to share the Norwegian Christmas with you. We hope you will celebrate with us by having a little bit of Norway in your Christmas. source: Norwegian Christmas Traditions and Food
Christmas Food and Recipes
Boller (Conventional Recipe) (post) Christmas Treats Lutefisk (post) Pepperkaker (Gingerbread)LussekatterPinnekjøtt (post) Christmas Ribbe (post) Norwegian Roast Rib (post) Smultringer (post) GløggKakao – Home-made Hot Chocolate Julekake or Julebrød (post) Home-made Julebrød (post) Julebrød Farmor’s Pepperkaker (post) Gravy for Christmas (post) Kransekaker Recipe (post) Pepperkake Christmas Tree (post) Family Dinners at…
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Johann Jacob Linderman was my fifth great grandfather who emigrated in 1740 from Obermochel, Bayern, Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He DID help build these United States! Yes, he did build this!! JOHANN JACOB LINDERMAN SERVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BETWEEN 1775-1781. HE WAS IN THE COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA ARMY.
“Obermoschel is a town in the district Donnersbergkreis, in Rhineland-Palatinate,Germany. It is part of the Verbandsgemeinde (“collective municipality”) Alsenz-Obermoschel. It is situated 15 km southwest of Bad Kreuznach.”~~Wikipedia