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Lehmann letters circa 1836

The Letter

Letter to Ignatz Lehmann

Translation:

Dearest Brother!

With respect to the letter of our dear parents, I must only mention, and beg you, that after due consideration, you should not oppose my firm intention to travel to America. Of course you will think that I should help support our dear parents; but, thank god, they don’t need my support. If I stay, I don’t have more to hope for than to eke out a modest living; to accumulate savings and gain some wealth is something one cannot even dream about here.

In contrast we know of many hundreds who already have made heir fortune in America.

It could also happen that, if I succeed over there, I could bring over some of our siblings, and make the whole family happy. Finally, I am a single and free man; should I not like it there, and if all my plans run aground on a sandbank, I can always return to where I came from.

Why should I as a single person stay here and settle down when such rich and strong families seek their fortune in North America? After all, you know what harassments and expenses applicants for legal settlement here face! I close with the wish that you shall fare well, and that your brotherly blessing may accompany my travel and my undertakings,

Your loving, ever loving brother J. Lehmann

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McKay European Ancestry Maps

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McKay European Ancestry

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Stevens European Ancestry Maps

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Stevens European Ancestry

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Indiana Ancestry Map

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McKay/Stevens Indiana Ancestor Arrivals

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Civil War Drawing

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James Wilson Drawing from Civil War

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John Keep's Estate

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John Keep Estate 1676

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James Parks to William McGee 1832

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Letter from James Parks to William McGee 1832

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German Palatine

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German Regions

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Fourth Creek Map

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Simonton Land

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Major Settlements of 1709/10 Palatine migration in New York

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New York Palatine Settlements

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William Southmayd's lot on Gloucester Harbor

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William Southmayd's lot on Gloucester Harbor

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Letter, Hezekiah Woodward To Samuel Hartlib

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Letter, Hezekiah Woodward To Samuel Hartlib

Transcription of text in document

Sir

It hath been a trouble to me that I gave you the trouble of those books, not Considering, at that present as I myght have don, how troublesom such offers or tenders might be unto you, but your wisdom can provide for your self that way. Notwithstanding I must remember my promise, and accordingly performe with [them?] as [here?] I have given order to be don with another Book, which I as little thought of two or some monthes since as yu did do

I have presented these Books to 3 or 4 more Godly & learned divines, that they may judge according to the wisdom given to them, whether Truth be in them, & so handled all along as becometh a son of Truth, & the Truth it self as it is in Iesus, & thereafter forbear or beare witness to it for Truth's sake, and theirs specially, for whose sake it is specially intended, who are at present (and who were not) contrary minded opposing themselves. For surely nothing else (if my heart deceive not) could prevaile with me to request so much, if it be a request, or with them to grant it. for certainly they can fall no more in my thoughts by refusing, then I can rise in theirs by tendring these unto them. I heartily remember you and yours to whom I am [word illeg.] and from whom I have receivd much; I may be [like?] to [word illeg.] one in my passage 9 or ten days here

Much honoured Sr

I am Yours

Hez W

9.25 57


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Lehman Family Tree

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Lehman Ancestors

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Oppenheimer Family Tree

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Oppenheimer Ancestors

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Dalmbert Family Tree

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Dalmbert Ancestors

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Wilson Family Tree

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Wilson Ancestors

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Brown Family Tree

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Brown Ancestors

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Stevens Family Home

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Columbus Indiana family home (circa 1905)

Frank, top row left, William, middle row left

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