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They Came from Germany, Aboard the Thistle
by Rev James R. Hawk


Overview - Thousands of German migrants came to the New World during the 1700s. The Grindstaff's sailed aboard the Thistle in the year 1738. They came when plundering wars and religious persecutions had reduced the Lower Palatinate to a wasteland, when people ate grass and leaves, when passenger ships were loaded beyond capacity, when hundreds were buried at sea, when churning sea gales rose like mountains and tumbled over frightened migrants, when the unhealthy were unwelcome at the port in Philadelphia.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Thousands of German migrants came to the New World during the 1700s. The Grindstaff's sailed aboard the Thistle in the year 1738. They came when plundering wars and religious persecutions had reduced the Lower Palatinate to a wasteland, when people ate grass and leaves, when passenger ships were loaded beyond capacity, when hundreds were buried at sea, when churning sea gales rose like mountains and tumbled over frightened migrants, when the unhealthy were unwelcome at the port in Philadelphia. The year of 1738 was the worst of sailing seasons, famously called the year of the "destroying angels." The Grindstaff descendants are traced through battles of the Revolutionary War, the War Between the States, the War of 1812, and forays against the Cherokee Indian Nation. Thousands of hikers of the Appalachian Trail have passed by the monument of Nick the Hermit Grindstaff, and left wanting to know more about the life of this famous recluse.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781483446394
  • ISBN-10: 1483446395
  • Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 202
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.67 pounds


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