Europe 1848 Timeline

My ggg grandfather Tobias Ambre Ohmer left Neupotz, Germany in 1851 for unknown reasons. The following timeline is presented in hopes of providing some clues toward finding out just why he migrated to the U.S. 1846-1849: Economic depression was spread throughout Europe. It was marked by rising food prices after a poor harvest and the recession that …

A Brief History of the Pfalz

(through 1815) by CAROL SAINT-CLAIR The area referred to as the Pfalz (or Palatinate, in English) stretches today from Bad Kreuznach in the north to the French border in the south.  It is bounded on the east by the great Rhine River, and on the west by the smallest German state, Saarland.  The Pfalz, which …

History of Assumption Parish

This material was taken from the Inventory of the Parish Archives of Louisiana, No. 4 Assumption Parish (Napoleonville), prepared by the Louisiana Historical Records Survey, Service Division, Works Projects Administration, sponsored by The Department of Archives, L.S.U., Dr. Edwin A. Davis, Archivist, and co-sponsored by the Assumption Parish Police Jury. It was published in March …