Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Palatines

Christian Eigler and his wife were part of a group of immigrants that were called the Palatines. I have read some stories about how this group of 3,000 came about. There are numerous books on the subject and as time permits I will try and summarize the stories here.

Some lists have him and his wife alone and some lists have him starting the journey with his wife and 4 or 5 children. Once they arrived in New York, there is only one child. By all accounts he was born in New York. I will try and glean as much information as I can to sort this all out.

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