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Frederick Erxleben – Immigrant Ancestor

Samuel Gottfried Erxleben AKA Friedrich (Frederick) Erxleben Frederick is my third great grandfather and until recently he was a brick wall in genealogical terms.  I knew that my great-great grandma Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben, his daughter, was born in Germany and … Continue reading

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An Immigrant’s Journey

My great great great grandfather, Joseph Rusler started for America in 1852.  He left a wife and three young children in Baden, Germany.  The trip should have taken about eight to twelve weeks .  He traveled on a sailing vessel, … Continue reading

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