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Subject: Re: [Ger-Als] Hambach Province
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:15:43 -0400
Could Elsag be Elsass? In German script, the double-S is a separate character(ß), and is sometimes misread as a different letter. That would place Hambach in Alsace.
In a message dated 7/14/2004 9:26:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Harold Mathia <> writes:
>I have come acroos notes from my grandmother that states that her husband's
>parents, Theobold Mathia and Christine Sophia Reppert came to the U.S. in
>1872 (on seperate ships) and met and married here. Her notes say that both
>were born in "Hambach, Province Elsag, Dimmeringein?, Germany" I can not
>find evidence of such a place. Can anyone out there help? I can't trace
>them without Knowing where they were born.