I was surprised to learn that our known ancestors from the European Continent all came from a relatively small area on both sides of the Rhine; none of their homes was very far from the river. Their proximity to the Rhine probably made it much easier for them to get to a port from which they could emigrate to America.

     Map of the Rhine Area showing where each of our known ancestors from Continental Europe lived

     Map of the Hesse-Nassau Area where our Crecelius ancestors came from

     Map of Lower Alsace where our Bible and Casper ancestors came from

     Maps of Central Virginia where our Anglin ancestors came from