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Datterode, Germany

Datterode, Germany

This is the town in Germany where the Pfifferling family was originally from. In my mother's story, she says that it is near the Fulda River. My mother's great-great-grandfather, Sander, her great-grandfather, Joseph, and her grandfather, Sander, were all born in Datterode. Joseph and his wife, Jettchen had 13 children. Their house, Brunnenstraße 24, is still known as “the 13-children house". Opa Karl's oldest sister, Meta, and older brother, Adolph were also born in Datterode. The family then moved to Wanfried, and then again to Halle/Saale. The woman in the center at the bottom of this picture is Opa Karl's cousin Hilde Frank, who was born in Datterode and lived in Evanston, Illinois. Hilde's father, Albert Pfifferling, and Opa Karl were first cousins.This picture was taken when Hilde visited Datterode in 1969. The other two women are Hilde's sister Ilse Pfifferling, who emigrated to Argentina, and Christine Ronshausen, who lived in Datterode. Thomas Beck of Datterode identified them for me.

Photos: Opa Karl's first cousin, Albert Pfifferling, and Albert's daughter, Hilde Frank.
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