Category Archives: Germany

Charlemagne’s Chapel

Charlemagne was tired. Tired from the Saxon wars that went off and on for 30 years. Tired of the ventures in southern France and northern Spain and his battles there with Basques, Saracens and Visigoths. Tired of crossing the Alps … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Cathedral in Osnabrück

St Marienkirche has perfectly symmetrical north and south sides (four gables and four high Gothic windows on each side).  It took us three minutes to walk from the church’s south side on Mrktplatz to Domplatz to visit the Dom or … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church in Osnabrück

We agreed to meet up with Carol Saint-Clair again on Friday afternoon in order to conclude our tour of historic Osnabrück by visiting two of the city’s great churches: the Lutheran St Mary’s Church (St Marienkirche) on Mrktplatz and the … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: Hunteburg

After visiting Dielingen on our Friday morning (May 25, 2012) tour through Theler land  we said goodbye to Westphalia and crossed the border to  Lower Saxony. We drove through the farm community of Meyerhofen and soon arrived in Hunteburg to … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: Dielingen

Our third stop on our Friday morning tour (May 25, 2012) was to the village of Dielingen which sits on North Rhine-Westphalia’s border with Lower Saxony about 12.5 miles northwest of Hedem. In the 1970s Dielingen joined twelve other villages … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: German Genealogy, with a Twist

The twist has to do with inheritance. Our Thelers did not own their land. But they had a right to rent their land and then hand down that right to the youngest son. But what happens when you have just … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: Hedem and Hedemer Buchholz

Hedem is a sleepy village of about 500 people on the south side of the Mittellandkanal immediately to the west of Alswede. Hedemer Buchholtz is an even smaller farming  community on the north side of the canal and is usually … Continue reading

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