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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 Ötisheim, 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 Ötisheim (Oetisheim), Germany




Ötisheim Church

Ötisheim Church

The Ötisheim Church.

John and Ursula BROYLES (Johannes BREYHEL and Ursula RUOP) worshipped here !!!!!
(May, 2000)
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Ötisheim Wappen

The Ötisheim Wappen (Symbol of the City).
(May, 2000)
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Ötisheim May Pole

Ötisheim Maypole

The Ötisheim May Pole, with carved trade figures.

(See John's Notes for information on "May Poles" in Germany:  Note Nr. 895, Page 36Note Nr. 903, Page 37,  and Note Nr. 1415, Page 57.)

(For more on the history of May Poles (Maibaums, or Maibäume) and how they are raised, and to see some great pictures of them, go here.)

(May, 2000)
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Ötisheim Date Stone on Church

Ötisheim Date Stone

Here is a closeup of the Ötisheim Church "date stone", which is about halfway up the side of the tower of the church.

It says 1562 AD, so some part of this church was there when Johannes and Ursula were there.

The stones are colorful and make a magnificent picture.

(May, 2000)
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Ötisheim Roses

Ötisheim Roses

May is a beautiful month in Germany, with lots of flowers in bloom.

These roses in Ötisheim are typical of everywhere in Germany.

(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.)

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

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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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