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Category: Giessen Emigration Society

Departure

the sickness had remained behind and had spread so quickly that by April 9 over thirty people had been afflicted with the smallpox. At this point the fear had become widespread,

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In their own words

We the undersigned, together with many of our most respected friends and fellow citizens, have decided to leave Germany and to seek our new homeland in the states of North America… Nearly 500 people would join Friedrich Muench and Paul Follenius on this journey

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