1846-1860

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 Agatha (originally spelled “Agathe”) Sifferlen was born Aug. 17, 1814 in Kruth in the upper Thur Valley in Alsace, France.  She married Henry Andrew Jacob, Sr. on Jan. 14, 1837 in Alsace.  Agatha gave birth to eleven children, all of whom, probably against the odds, survived to adulthood.

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     My great-great grandfather Henry (originally spelled “Henri”) Andrew Jacob, Sr. was born in Kruth in the upper Thur Valley in Alsace on May 15, 1813. The Jacob family has been traced back to the early 1600’s in the Kruth area. Henry was the seventh generation known to be born there.

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My great-great grandmother, Marie Aschmann, was born 19 Mar. 1828 in Kreis Niederrung, Reguring Bezirk Gumbinnen, East Prussia and immigrated to Yorktown, Texas, in Nov. 1856  with her brother Michael, supposedly seeking adventure.

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