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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: Alswede

Our tour guide Carol Saint-Clair met us at the Remarque Hotel in Osnabrück at 9 am on Friday, May 25, 2012 and drove us north and east to Theler territory — several hamlets straddling the borders of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsesn) … Continue reading

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Historic Osnabrück and the Thirty Years War

The most important event in the history of Osnabrück occurred on October 24, 1648 with the proclamation on the steps of the Osnabrück City Hall (Rathaus) that the Thirty Years War was over. Our tour of Historic Osnabrück on Thursday … Continue reading

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Why we went to Osnabruck and where we stayed

The “where” was a pretty easy choice. We wanted a four-star hotel because four-star hotels have elevators. There are only 3 or 4 four-star hotels in Osnabruck (also spelled Osnabrueck) and Steigenberger was rated number one by TripAdvisor. So we … Continue reading

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