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Ifft/Ift/Eft Family History Project


Photographs


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  • The Church at Ramholz: The church at Ramholz is the northernmost German church with the onion type dome or spire. Northern German churches have a pointed spire as did ours prior to 1785 when the old church was torn down for the new one. The old church was a Romanesque type. The cornerstone for the present church was laid in 1785 and the new church was consecrated on 9 November of 1788. Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • The Church at Ramholz: Another View, Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • The Church at Ramholz - Inside: Note that the pulpit is free standing and on the Gospel side of the altar is stall of the Graf Degenfeld with his arms. The organ may be older than the church. The women would sit in the nave and the men would sit in the balcony and sleep. (They had been working so hard in the fields all week, of course). Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • Ifft Bed, Museum in Ramholz: The museum was an 18th century home of the Graf before the present castle was built in 1890. The room depicts a farmer's room of the 1800's. Hans Möller plays some part in the museum and the bed you see was donated by his wife who is a descendent of Gertrude Ifft, a sister of Anna Kunnigunda Ifft. My understanding was that it came down to her in the Ifft family and was used by our direct ancestors. I had my daughter and her family go by this past summer, but they couldn't communicate with the curator and got a little different story so I have written Herr Möller and not yet heard back from him the exact details. Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • Ifft House, Volmerz: It is at the exit of Vollmerz in the direction of Ramholz. The picture was taken in 1995. It is the original house but as you see, the thrifty Germans never tear down they just modernize with shingles and better windows. The Ifft name no longer exists in Ramholz. Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • No 1 Dreibruderhof, Hinklehof: Home of the Pfeiffer's from about 1740 until they left for America in May 1837. Johann Michael Pfeiffer and his wife Anna Kunigunde Ifft lived there. Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • No. 1 Dreibruderhof, Hinklehof: Known as that in 1837 and still that on the map today in Hinkelhof, It was called Dreibruderhof after the three brothers Pfeiffer. Michael Pfeiffer (1784-1869) left here in 1837 with his family. His wife Anna Kunigunda Ifft (-1837) d/o Johannn Adam Ifft (1756-) and Margaret Euler (1749-1814), died in May 1837 just before they were to leave for the United States. Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • Schlüchtern, Germany. (The spires are the monastery.) Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • Schlüchtern, Germany. Distant View. Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • The heart of Schlüchtern looking down at the old Rathaus (city hall) built in 1560. Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.
  • Picture from the air showing Vollmerz and Hinkelhof. (Click here for a larger image of the same photo, you might want to right click and "save" the picture to your hard drive before viewing.) Submitted by Judge Frederick Pfeiffer.

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