Lucky me, I have German ancestors on both my maternal and paternal lines! I am currently researching the names SICK and SELL in Schleswig-Holstein, SCHNEIDER in Hessen and KUNDERS (Conard) in North Rhineland - Westphalia. I enjoy doing German research and trying to remember some of the high school German language that I took oh so long ago.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Altenkrempe Basilica

In addition to the church in Süsel, we visited the Basilica in Altenkrempe where my great grandmother, Emma Bertha Anna Sell, was baptized.   Emma was born 14 June 1885 in Blackfoot, Idaho.  She and her brother traveled to Germany with their mother, Bertha Friederike Jacobine Sick Sell and lived there for some time before returning to Idaho.  My mother remembers being told by her grandmother that she had to re-learn English when they came back to the United States.

Family photograph

Baptism entry for Emma Bertha Anna Sell and her brother, Otto Heinrich Carl Sell.

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