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What do these four places have in common?

By Maggie Hein | January 15, 2021 | German Origins

What do these four places have in common?

  • Gebershein, Hanau 
  • Heckeberg, Hanau 
  • Höhenbergheim, Hanau 
  • Deckerbergheim, Hanau 

You will not find villages with these names on a map of Germany.  In spite of that fact, all four of these places appear in the published translations of the First Settler’s Lists.  “Gebershein" and “Heckeberg” are reported as origin locations on the Kolb First Settler’s List, and “Höhenbergheim” and “Deckerbergheim” are reported as origin locations on the Walter First Settler’s List. 

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