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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 Klings, Germany (formerly in "East 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 Klings, Germany


Overall View of
Klings, Germany
Klings, Germany
(May, 2002)
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Klings is the village where Cyriacus Fleshman originated.  It was formerly in East Germany, so it had not been visited too many times by Germanna descendants.  According to the Web, 550 people live here.  There is hardly a business in town.

Klings
Downtown View
Klings Downtown
(May, 2002)
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Homing in on the area closer to the church, we get this view of the downtown area.  By the time you count three streets, you have run out of streets.  The town is very neat and orderly and in good condition.

Klings Church
and Friedhof
Klings Church and Friedhof
(May, 2002)
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The church can be seen more clearly here.  Right behind the church is the Friedhof, the "resting place".  What was the most common surname in the cemetery?  Check the next picture.

(That's John in the photo again.  How does he keep getting Eleanor to take these wonderful photos with him in the picture?)


Klings Friedhof
Klings Grabenstein
(May, 2002)
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By actual count, the most common name in the cemetery is Fleischmann.  Of course, there they spell the name with all of its letters.  As both of these cemetery photos show, it is a very beautiful place at this time of the year.

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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.)

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

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Aufkirchen   (2002)

Bergnerzell   (2002)

Beyerberg   (2002)

Falkenstein   (2002)

Fellinghausen   (2000)

Frankenhofen   (2002)

Freudenberg   (2000)

Gemmingen   (2000)

Gresten (Austria)   (2000 & 2002)

Guttenberg Castle   (2000)

Haundorf   (2002)

Heidelberg   (2000)

Hüffenhardt   (2000)

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)

Siegen   (2000)

Sulzfeld/Ravensburg   (2000)

Stetten   (2002)

Trupbach   (2000)

Waldbach   (2002)

Zaberfeld   (2002)


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Villages in Germany (2000)

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