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Offline chrissy

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I haven't a clue..Preussen!
« on: Friday 14 July 06 07:48 BST (UK) »
 Hello all ;D
 Well Ive taken the leap to Here,I dont know what its called now :-[,This is a first POSSIBLE link to this part of the country,I really dont have a clue about any of this. :-[.Im looking for any info on ...
  Franz joseph mueller.. male christening..29th may 1851,katholisch,Bruchausen,rheinland. ??? ??? ???
 Parents....... Friedriech Mueller and M. Theresa Hesse.
   Any geographical or  ??? ??? ??? ???. Advice would be great.
 Im currently looking thru Bobs links,but I dont know anything of States or such.
    Looking forward to learning something new 8) 8) 8) 8)
                             cheers from chrissy.
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Re: I haven't a clue..Preussen!
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 July 06 08:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Chrissy,
Preussen is (Bob, correct me if I'm wrong!) the German/Prussian way of saying Prussia.  Prussia was a kingdom in what is now Germany, and Rhineland was a province of Prussia.

On a modern map, there is a locality called Bruchhausen near the Rhine River, about halfway between Bonn and Koblenz.

Hope that helps  :)

Prue

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Re: I haven't a clue..Preussen!
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 July 06 09:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Chrissy,

Prue is right:  Preussen = Prussia

most of what we now know as Germany was part of Prussia at one time or another, and was about a half of Prussia, at it's peak. 

there is an active map here showing the borders of Prussia at different times

http://www.ieg-maps.uni-mainz.de/mapsp/mapp1807-1938Pr.htm

and more maps and history here.
http://www.zum.de/whkmla/histatlas/germany/haxprussia.html

and here is a map reference for Bruchhausen, where you can zoom in and out
multimap - Bruchhausen

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Re: I haven't a clue..Preussen!
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 July 06 09:07 BST (UK) »
Yes that is correct
Much of the former Prussia is now Poland
e.g.  Danzig = Gdansk

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Re: I haven't a clue..Preussen!
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 15 July 06 01:02 BST (UK) »
Morning ;D
 Thanks for the geography and history lessons ;D.I have limited access to the computer due  to "School Holidays" :P :P :P :P ::) ::)
   So.Im off for a hike in the"  Rhine" ;D ;D{Pretending!!} 8)
                       Cheers from chrissy.
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