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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 Illenschwang, 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 Illenschwang, Germany




Illenschwang Village

Illenschwang Village

Photo of the village of Illenschwang, Germany, which is located in the area of Germany known as Bavaria, probably the most beautiful area in the country.

The country rolls very gently in this area.
(May, 2000)
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Illenschwang Church

Illenschwang Church

This is the church where the Andreas Gar family worshipped.

The church is not as big as the tower would suggest.  Services are held every other Sunday.
(May, 2000)
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Illenschwang Church Altar and Chancel

Illenschwang Church Altar and Chancel

Andreas Gar is said to have given one of the paintings of the Twelve Apostles, which hang in the Chancel.  IF he gave St. Andreas, it would be the right-most one on the back wall, but this is not verified, since it was impractical to take the paintings down and check the information on the back.

The Crown hanging at the top is made from natural fibers, such as grains.  Many churches use color.

(May, 2000)
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Illenschwang Church Nave

Illenschwang Church Nave

The Illenschwang Church Nave.

The Nave is very small and is augmented by a balcony, which is seen on the right side.  The rear balcony is mostly taken up by the organ. Organs are typical in German churches, and are usually mounted in the back of a balcony, similar to this one in the Illenschwang church.

(May, 2000)
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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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