The Hessian Goes Home: Anglicization

The Hessian Goes Home is a short series of blog posts I did on a former blog; I’m moving them there for posterity.

Part I: https://mickgall.com/2012/02/10/the-hessian-goes-home-part-1/

Part II: https://mickgall.com/2012/02/17/the-hessian-goes-home-part-2-the-church/

Part III: https://mickgall.com/2012/02/24/the-hessian-goes-home-anglicization/

Since covering those two landmarks, it was time to go to the main, the town itself. The official family records state the John Henry Gall was born in the city of Buchenburg, Vohl, district of Kassel, on 24 March 1834.

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The Hessian Goes Home Part 2: The Church

During our travels to see where the family came from, we saw the small town nearby Buchenberg (marked with a “B”) where John Henry was from. This nearby town was called Kirchlotheim (marked with a “C”).

The family records we were sent by our diligent cousins said that Buchenberg did not have its own church, so they traveled to Kirchlotheim for marriages, baptisms, funerals, etc.

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The Hessian Goes Home, Part 1

The Hessian Goes Home is a short series of blog posts I did on a former blog; I’m moving them there for posterity.

Part I: https://mickgall.com/2012/02/10/the-hessian-goes-home-part-1/

Part II: https://mickgall.com/2012/02/17/the-hessian-goes-home-part-2-the-church/

Part III: https://mickgall.com/2012/02/24/the-hessian-goes-home-anglicization/

For my birthday, we planned a trip back to the homeland. As I mentioned in this blog’s very first post, the first Gall in America came from near the city of Kassel in the state of Hesse, Germany.

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The Forgotten Castle

That title’s not hyperbole. I literally have forgotten which castle this is. I had a Saturday with no plans before my wife and daughter got here to Germany, so I pulled out the map, and saw an icon for a “castle ruin” just east of Kaiserslautern. Perfect! So much of my preferred genre of fiction takes place in doom-haunted castle ruins, I thought I’d go check one out in real life!

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