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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 Marienthal, 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 Marienthal, Germany




Marienthal Church

Marienthal Church

Marienthal is a small village in the hills, with basically only one road through town.  The church seems oversized for the number of visible inhabitants.  Probably, though, it serves a large district.

Although Adam Yager's parents, Nicholas Yager and Anna Maria Sieber, lived in Falkenstein, they were married in this Marienthal Church on 11 May 1706.  Two of their children were baptized here.  Three other children were baptized at Winnweiler, including Adam Yager.  Falkenstein is just a few miles to the south of Marienthal.  The Marienthal Church was an important church to the Yager family.

(Click here to see photos of Falkenstein.)

(Sorry, but no photos yet of Winnweiler; however, you can see maps of these three closely connected villages on this map web page.

(May, 2002)
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Marienthal Plaque

Marienthal Plaque

Many of the villages in Germany can be found in the records dating to about 1200.  They like to tell you about it.  This plaque is in commemoration of the 800th year since the founding of Marienthal.
(May, 2002)
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(Just as a matter of information, "thal", in German, translates to "valley", in English.  [It's pronounced "tahl".]  So, "Marienthal" would translate to "Marie's Valley", or "The Valley of Marie".  [Remember "Neanderthal Man"?  That just meant that the fossilized remains of that early man were found in the "Neander Valley.])

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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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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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