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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 Oberfischbach, 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 Oberfischbach, Germany




Oberfischbach Village

Oberfischbach Village

Photo of the village of Oberfischbach, Germany.  This was the home of several Germanna families.  Pastor Häger was here from 1703 to 1711, when he retired.

("Oberfischbach" is literally "UpperFishStream", or, as we would say in America "UpperFishCreek", meaning that there was a "LowerFishCreek" down there somewhere.)
(May, 2000)
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Oberfischbach Welcome Sign

Oberfischbach Sign

Photo of sign seen when entering Oberfischbach, Germany.

The Germans are inordinately proud of their towns and villages, and such signs prove it.  A lot of work went into the construction, and, someone must tend the flowers in the hanging buckets.
(May, 2000)
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Oberfischbach Church

Oberfischbach Church

This church was built in 1796, and replaced an earlier one on the same spot.  The earlier church was where Henry Häger was pastor from 1703 to 1711.

It is located in the small village of Oberfischbach.
(May, 2000)
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Oberfischbach Church Pulpit

Oberfisch Church Pulpit

Pulpit in the Oberfischbach Church.

The canopy is above this and the organ pipes are above that.

(May, 2000)
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Oberfischbach Church Interior

Oberfischbach Church Interior

Another view of the interior of the Oberfischbach Church.

(That's John in the picture.)
(May, 2000)
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Closeup of Oberfischbach Church Organ

Oberfischbach Church Interior

This is the organ in the Oberfischbach Church.

It is installed in the front, which is less usual, over the pulpit, which is centered in the front of the church.
(May, 2000)
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Closeup of Exterior of Oberfischbach Church

Oberfischbach Church Interior

A picture of the exterior of the Oberfischbach Church.

It is a simple, but beautiful church.
(May, 2000)
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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.)

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