A large num­ber of our Alsa­t­ian ances­tors came from Souf­flen­heim, north of present day Stras­bourg in Alsace, France.  Souf­flen­heim is very close to the Rhine Riv­er and the for­mer Duchy of Baden in Ger­many. Anoth­er large num­ber of oth­er ear­ly set­tlers came to Mary­hill from vil­lages  just south of present day  Baden-Baden in Ger­many.  The ear­ly records of Mary­hill cite these places of origin.

All these set­tlers spoke Ger­man but the area passed back and forth between French  and Ger­man con­trol over sev­er­al centuries.

See for  use­ful links to research your ances­tors in Alsace.



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