An American Family and its German Roots
256 pages, 6 x 9", hardcover, acid-free paper, photographs, maps and illustrations, indexed.
Preliminary research on this family came up with the names and home towns of a number of Seder ancestors. With the additional help of two professional genealogists in Germany a family tree was produced going back many generations. One of these branches goes back to the fifteenth century. In most of the German states the churches becan to keep records of births, deaths, marriages, baptisms and other information beginning shortly after the Reformation. These records are usually more complete that American records of that time.
Table of Contents
One -- Overview
Two -- A Short Introduction to German History
Three -- The Soders in Hesse 1650-1776
Four -- Life in Hess-Kassel in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Five -- Johannes Soder, Hessian Soldier
Six -- Johannes Soder and His Family in Hesse and Hanover
Seven -- August Soder and His Wife Sophia Stieve
Eight -- Hanover in the Early Nineteenth Century
Nine -- Emigration to America
Ten -- Louis and Ursula (Saxer) Seder
Eleven --- James I Seder and the Kiekhofer Family
Twelve -- Ray Seder and Aline Grantham and Their Family
Other family names: Allrich, Borrett, Cart, Garraux, Grantham, Kiekhoefer, La Hoda, Niemeyer, Saxer, Seder, Selover, Soder, Stieve, Trope, Vosshagen, Wulster, Zehnder and others.
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