At home at the Rhine and in America

New Homeland Pennsylvania

Bonn around 1700
The Escape
Anton and his foster son
Andy escape from the Archbishop's henchman.
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Map colonies
Atlantic Ocean
On the ship to America
they make new friends: Bradock, Cathy and Sean.
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Pennsylvania, Amish
Pennsylvania
Together they settle at the Brandywine Creek, a new life begins.
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Merry Dragon
Colonial America
Andy and his wife Cathy
open a country inn, the "Merry Dragon".
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King George's War
King George's War
England and France fight over the St. Lorenz river in North America.
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French and Indian War
French and Indian War
The Seven years' War in Europe is fought in the colonies too.
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March to Valley Forge
American Revolution
England sends troops to
fight its colonies, among them soldiers from Hesse.
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USS Constellation
Citizens of the US
Early years of the USA,
and a happy end for Johann from Hesse.
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"Already as a little girl Betty had enjoyed listening to her grandfather Anton when he spoke of his homeland. Once she had asked him which Indian tribes lived over there at the Rhine.
Anton had laughed heartily and then explained in a loving way that Indians live in America only.
From then on, Betty took a systematic approach and wrote down everything she learned about America and various European countries."

Colonial America, Betty

Our first chronicler Betty is an emigrants' child. Her father Andy and her grandfather Anton are from the Rhine, her mother Cathy is Irish. They all had to flee. Now they run a country inn, the "Merry Dragon". Yet, the wars between the European powers England and France were fought out in North America too. The American War of Independence brought German soldiers into the land, and an encounter with the past.