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In May, 2000, and in May, 2002, John and Eleanor Blankenbaker traveled to Germany and Austria to visit villages from which our Germanna ancestors immigrated.  This page contains photos taken in Gemmingen, Germany.
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(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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Photos of Gemmingen, Germany


Gemmingen
Church

Gemmingen Church
(May, 2000)

This is a picture of the Gemmingen Church. The Peter Weaver, Michael Clore, Michael Smith, and Matthew Smith families immigrated from Gemmingen in July 1717, as attested to in the Death Register, kept by the pastor of the church. He wrote that they were leaving for Pennsylvania on this date.


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Gemmingen
Church Damage
from WWII
Gemmingen Church Damage
(May, 2000)

The church in Gemmingen was damaged during WWII, probably by machine gun bullets. They have not repaired the damage but left the evidence with the date of 4 April 1945 as a memorial.


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Gemmingen
Church Friedhof
(Cemetery)
Gemmingen Church Friedhof
(May, 2000)

Though we have probably cousins in this cemetery, I include the photo to show the loving care which is lavished on their cemeteries. Many people probably grow more flowers in the cemetery plots than in at home. Working at, and meeting people in, the cemetery is a social activity, where one meets other citizens of the town.; Each of these plots is a short term, perhaps thirty years, rental and then the site is reused.


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Gemmingen Church
Date Stone
Gemmingen Church Date Stone
(May, 2000)

I am a sucker for date stones which are historical evidence. The writing style is a bit unusual. (If memory serves me correctly, this came from the church.)


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(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.)

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Beyerberg   (2002)

Falkenstein   (2002)

Fellinghausen   (2000)

Frankenhofen   (2002)

Freudenberg   (2000)

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Guttenberg Castle   (2000)

Haundorf   (2002)

Heidelberg   (2000)

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Illenschwang   (2000)

Illenschwang   (2002)

Kettenbach   (2000)

Klings   (2002)

Kühnhardt   (2002)

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Neuenbürg   (2000)

Oberfischbach (2000)

Obermichelbach (2002)

Ötisheim   (2000)

Rödgen   (2000)

Schwaigern   (2000)

Seiderzell   (2002)

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Trupbach   (2000)

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