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On the AmRev-Hessian mailing list Barbara and I were  discussing the fact that her  Henry Stemler, Hessian ancestor,  was from Ropperhousen too, that he also was in the same company and captured at Trenton, and in prison in the same place as "OUR " Bonsteins. She also had ancestors buried in at the Drylands Cemetery, PA.

She sent me some wonderful pictures of Ropperhousen that GŁnther Fuhrmann, a kind gentleman, who lives in Germany took for her. I asked if I could use them  here, she said to ask GŁnther Fuhrmann. He responded with yes but asked that his name be included as the owner of the photos.



More on Gross Ropperhousen


The village is northeast of Ziegenhain. 

Captions by Gunther Fuhrmann.




Photographer Gunther Fuhrmann.

Pictures under copyrights

 view from above over the whole village

From the west

From Gunther for Tanya

Grossropperhausen Church

Where our Bonnsteins worshiped and were baptized


Tanya's picture

Photographer Gunther Fuhrmann.

Pictures under copyrights


(left) The nice little church from 1728

(right) The main entrance of the church with the old font in the foreground,

that old font is the one used during the time our Jacob was baptized.


The old font

The one used to baptize "OUR" family

Tanya's picture

Over the back door [of the church is] the name of the patron of the village

Inside Grossropperhausen Church

Where our Bonnsteins worshiped and were baptized


The front of the church

Tanya's picture




More Bonstein pictures



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