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Old 11-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Location: "Daytonnati"
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There is also a cool historical farm in Cloppenburg that explains just how crappy life was for rural Germans. There was no romancing the past there.

Museumsdorf Cloppenburg

...and there was a big migration from this area to west central Ohio...the so-called Land of the Cross Tipped Churches

wki page with pix of the churches

tour map of the Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches

...so, thanks for the link to that museum farm. I know some folks with ancestry in the Cloppenburg area who will find this interesting.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:41 AM
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I've also got some Swiss-Germans in my tree and a few German speakers who came from Alsace-Lorraine while it was under French rule.
With the Alsace area flipping back and forth between German and French control, it was a big source for German immigrants to America in the early mid 1800's.
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