The German Interest Group
of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS)meeting
When: Friday, January 3, 2020 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm
(Doors open at 12:10 for networking)
Where: Relief Society Room of the Latter-day Saints Church
10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Topic: “German Immigration Patterns Prior to the Revolutionary War” – There were 3 waves of German immigrants to America prior to the Revolutionary war. He will emphasize the 3rd wave of immigrants, those coming from 1717 to 1775. It’ll include where they came from and why plus where they went. He will also cover why most did not come to America but went to Eastern Europe. Much of his material is drawn from Hopeful Journeys, German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America from the late 1600’s to the start of the Revolutionary war.
Presenter: Bill Frisinger – His ancestor Ludwig Friderich Freysinger immigrated to Philadelphia in 1754. The ship and where most of its immigrants came from are well documented but no one has any documentation of where in Europe he came from although most “know” where. It is just that they are almost certainly wrong. It is this puzzle that drew him into genealogy. Later when he received a copy of a journal passed down on his maternal side, he began a more formal study of his ancestors.
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