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Those Thursday Places: Rockenhausen, Germany and My Graf Family

05 March 2015

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The Graf side of my family comes from Rockenhausen, Germany, seen above at point A.  The first Rockenhausen immigrant was Johann Caspar Graf, the son of Johann Philipp Graf and Sophia Kolter. Caspar was baptised on 19 October 1827, in Rockenhausen. He emigrated aboard the Bremen vessel, Roland, in 1859.  Caspar settled in Miami county, Indiana.

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Currently, Rockenhausen is a town in the Donnersbergkreis, in Rhineland-PalatinateGermany. There isn't much geographical information found online, but a Fredrick cousin of mine visited the area and shared the following pictures with me.  Thank you, Bob, for sharing and showing me the homeland of my Graf family.


Linn said...

I lived in Rockenhausen when I was age 7 to 10 due to my father being in the U.S. military. It's a beautiful town and I have fond memories of it.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

I would love to visit Rockenhausen some day. I am happy you have fond memories of it. Thank you for letting me know about your time there.

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