The Iskenius Letters: From Germany To New York 1726 1737 F.J. Sypher

ISBN: 9780897251693

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The Iskenius Letters: From Germany To New York 1726 1737  by  F.J. Sypher

The Iskenius Letters: From Germany To New York 1726 1737 by F.J. Sypher
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126 pp. 16 photos, maps, illus., orig documents. Place Name Index and 448 entry Every Name Index. 1994. #1516 $19.50 Lists of immigrants, even if accompanied by church, court, and tax records, seldom show us the hearts and minds of the individualsMore126 pp. 16 photos, maps, illus., orig documents. Place Name Index and 448 entry Every Name Index. 1994. #1516 $19.50 Lists of immigrants, even if accompanied by church, court, and tax records, seldom show us the hearts and minds of the individuals involved.

For this we must turn to the rare - for the early 18th century immigrants, very rare indeed - letters to and from the immigrants and their families, which offer us windows into the past.When the language of the immigrant is different (and very few American genealogists today can either speak, or read and write German, much less 18th century German) the obstacles become enormous and the character of the immigrants often remains locked away.The Iskenius Letters offers a window into the past. Here, wonderfully transcribed and printed in both the original German as well as translated into 20th century English, F.

J. Sypher brings us a series of such letters.The letters span the first three decades in New York of one family, the Iskenius family from Flammersfeld in the Westerwald region of Germany. Their letters bring us keen insight into the thoughts and feelings, the financial and social reactions, and perhaps most important, some of the motivations, of one of the many German families involved in the large 1710 settlement of German families in New York - ancestors of millions of Americans today.



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