Saturday, February 7, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Above Drawing depicting the Thirty Years War:
“The Great Miseries of War” by Jacques Callot, 1632
*** REST ASSURED THAT OUR ANCESTORS DID NOT LEAVE GERMANY IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE. THEY ALREADY HAD TOO MUCH OF THAT AT HOME!
Life during the 1600's, 1700's and 1800's was marginal and a challenge at best. Germans were seeking a better, more stable and secure life.
Glen Novinger ***
1600 (Nabingers migrated to Frankenstein)
In the 1600's, many Germans emigrated through the ports of LeHavre, Rotterdam and London. Some were seeking religious freedom in the United States after Martin Luther split from the Catholic Church. The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) had destroyed vast parts of Southwest Germany. There was widespread devastation of many German states with 33% - 66% population declines. Many immigrants left in hope that the New World would provide a brighter future for themselves and their families.
1732 (Nabingers migrated to Philadelphia)
German language in American press: The Philadelphische Zeitung was the first German newspaper published in the United States.
Only 7 years later, in 1739, a German printer born in the Palatinate named Christopher Saur established the first German publishing company. He printed the first edition of the Bible, written in a European language (German). It was called Luther’s translation of the old and new testaments.
1848 (Nabingers migrated to Brazil)
About one million Germans, nicknamed "48ers", escaped the harsh political situation during the Revolution. These new immigrants joined the others, already settled immigrants, which increased the size of the German settlements. Many of these immigrants were well-educated intellectuals who contributed greatly to the culture of America. Architect and "48er" Adolf Cluss came from Heilbronn in Southwestern Germany. He settled near Washington, D.C., where he designed many public buildings, including schools, markets, government buildings, museums and residences. His most famous building was the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall.
"Above timeline history from: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"