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German emigrants

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Just in time for the holidays! A great stocking stuffer!
If you haven’t read it yet, The Peasant Kings is a must read. It’s an historical novel depicting the lives of a German family who emigrated in the 1700's, from the village of Oberacker, Germany. These Dellinger men were the brothers Martin, Philipp, and Valentin who left in the 1740’s, and their cousin Jacob who fled in 1733.

The novel covers over 250 years of European and American history, terminating with the end of the American Revolutionary War. All historical information about places and events has been meticulously researched. Have you ever wondered about the details of how they managed to achieve such a move? Why did they want to leave their country? What was the Rhine journey like? How did they find a ship in Rotterdam? What were the conditions on the Atlantic voyage like? How did one search for and claim land in America? How did the Revolutionary War affect the lives of the settlers? The Peasant Kings will answer all those questions?

If your ancestors were German immigrants of the 1700's — no matter their surname — this book will reveal to you a real story of their struggle to come to the New World. More than just a wonderful narrative; extensive endnotes and bibliography will aid your research about your own ancestors.

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