Our German Roots

Our German Roots : The Turnau Family in the Time of Napoleon: A Memoir

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At the age of 78, Julia Turnau Wall composed a hand-written manuscript, memoirs of her family's origins in Germany, the ancestral home of Marssel near Hanover, and stories of the French, Russian and Swedish occupations of that region in the time of Napoleon. Intertwined with the lineage of her family are historically intriguing and amusing tales detailing the life and times of her parents and grandparents.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514316137
  • 9781514316139

About Julia Turnau Wall

Julia Turnau Wall came to the United States from Germany at the age of 23. Sailing from Bremen to New Orleans, she united with her husband-to-be, George W. Wall, a pastor whom she'd never met, and dedicated herself to serving the Lord as his wife. At the age of 78 she hand-wrote this manuscript, a compilation of her memories of her family's ancestral home and the stories that had been passed down to her by her parents and grandparents. Many years later, her great-nephew, Armin L. Saeger, translated the text from its original German script. Julia had a gift of capturing in vivid and interesting detail these historic times and the lives of her family members who lived them.
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