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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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The Roman Empire’s Greatest Defeat was in the Backyard of my Ancestors

One of the greatest battles in the history of the world occurred in the backyard of our Theler ancestors.¬† Well, maybe not quite in their backyard. But the church where my great great grandfather was baptized is only six miles … Continue reading

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