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This page contains a map, showing the area of Germany in which are located the villages from which many of the Germanna 2 colonists immigrated to America. 

(Photos of German and Austrian Villages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 John BLANKENBAKER.)
(Photos of German and Austrian Villages Web Pages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 George W. DURMAN.)


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Map of German Villages from Which
2nd Colony Families Immigrated




2nd Colony Map

John's notes about this Map:  This map is taken from a book of 176 pages which covers 'West Germany'.  Each page is very limited in extent, and the map shown here is only a fraction of one of the pages.  It is divided into four columns, marked by pale blue lines, and headed at the top by the large pale blue letters Id, Ie, If, and Ka.  Columns Ie and If are full-width, which is equal to 7.5 miles.  Columns Id and Ka are partial-width columns.  The map is divided into three rows, marked at the left as 53, 54, and 55.  Only row 54 is full height, and it is equal to about 11.5 miles.
(May, 2000)
(File size:  1110 x 1217,  459,640 Bytes)

More notes from John about the Map:  Schwaigern is in Section Ka 54, near the top of the section.  To place this map within a larger map of Germany, Heilbronn is 7.5 miles east of Schwaigern.  Heidelberg is 15 miles northwest of Sinsheim, which is in If 53, near the top of the map.  Stuttgart is about 26 miles southeast of the center of this map.

Road System Legend:

    Autobahn (German equivalent of Interstate).
    Major highway, newer road, not divided, usually bypasses villages.
    Workhorse local road used by everything from trucks, trailers, and
                       cars to kids on bicycles.  These would have been the roads used by
                       our ancestors.
    Less frequented road, narrower, but usable.

This map shows some of the villages from whence came many of the Second Colony immigrants, but not all of the villages, by any means.  Some came from the north, west, south, and east of this map. A guide to village location of the map follows below:

Bonfeld Ka 53 1
Bönningheim Ka 54 2
Botemheim Ka 54 3
Gemmingen If 53/54 4
Groß Sachsenheim Ka 55 5
Neuenbürg Ie 54 6
Oberderdingen Ie 54 7
Ötisheim Ie 55 8
Schwaigern Ka 54 9
Sinsheim If 53 10
Stetten am Heuchelberg Ka 54 11
Sulzfeld If 54 12
Zaberfeld If 54 13

Note from SgtGeorge:  On the map I have identified the 13 villages with large, bright red numbers, corresponding to the guide at the left.

PLEASE NOTE !!!!!  This map is LARGE !!!!!  It might take several minutes to load in your web browser, especially if you have a slower modem, and don't have at least 128 Megabytes of RAM; however, once it is loaded and you can view it, it will only take a few seconds to download to your computer, since the file is already in your system's memory.

I printed the map, using Paint Shop Pro, on 8½ x 11 paper and the resolution and sharpness are excellent.  For the best quality, I would suggest you print, at least, at 720 dpi, preferably at 1440.  And, in the highest color your computer and printer will allow.  If you print on a good parchment, it would be excellent for framing.  (If you want the same map without the large, red numbers, let me know and I'll send it to you as an attachment.  Just email me at:  germannaresearch@comcast.net
(Photos will be shown for many of these villages.)


NOTE !!!!!

(Photos of German and Austrian Villages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 John BLANKENBAKER.)
(Photos of German and Austrian Villages Web Pages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 George W. DURMAN.)
(While we allow downloading of these pictures for your enjoyment, and for personal genealogical uses, they are copyrighted material and commercial use of them is FORBIDDEN.)

(If you find errors on this page, please email me.)

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Falkenstein   (2002)

Fellinghausen   (2000)

Frankenhofen   (2002)

Freudenberg   (2000)

Gemmingen   (2000)

Gresten (Austria)   (2000 & 2002)

Guttenberg Castle   (2000)

Haundorf   (2002)

Heidelberg   (2000)

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Illenschwang   (2000)

Illenschwang   (2002)

Kettenbach   (2000)

Klings   (2002)

Kühnhardt   (2002)

Lambsheim   (2002)

Marienthal   (2002)

Mosbach   (2002)

Neuenbürg   (2000)

Oberfischbach (2000)

Obermichelbach (2002)

Ötisheim   (2000)

Rödgen   (2000)

Schwaigern   (2000)

Seiderzell   (2002)

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Stetten   (2002)

Trupbach   (2000)

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Zaberfeld   (2002)


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