My German heritage roots go deep

By Allan Christensen A person’s lineage is often easily broken into little fractional pieces.  Each person made up of two family trees intertwining.  Halves break into quarters and then eighths and further on into fractions much harder to say.  As they get smaller, time obscures the pieces. Xaver Aleck was the smallest fraction I could find.  He left Riegel, Germany, in 1852 and landed in Philadelphia.  He eventually moved his way west.  That is all anyone really knows about Xaver.  He would have been leaving Germany at a point of great turmoil.  The year 1848 had been marked by...

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