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Nel wapen 8 Aug at 11:43    Guillaume Nel (Neél) was born in Rouen, France in 1662 and was baptised the following year. As a young adult, he fled from religious persecution in France and went to Amsterdam, as the Dutch government offered Huguenot refugees safe passage to the Cape of Good Hope. He married in Amsterdam on 3 May 1685. On 19 February 1688, he, his wife and two young children left for the Cape of Good Hope on board the ship De Schelde. They arrived in Table Bay on 5 June 1688…

Nel wapen 8 Aug at 11:43 Guillaume Nel (Neél) was born in Rouen, France in 1662 and was baptised the following year. As a young adult, he fled from religious persecution in France and went to Amsterdam, as the Dutch government offered Huguenot refugees safe passage to the Cape of Good Hope. He married in Amsterdam on 3 May 1685. On 19 February 1688, he, his wife and two young children left for the Cape of Good Hope on board the ship De Schelde. They arrived in Table Bay on 5 June 1688…

Prussia: was a German kingdom and historic state; shaped the history of Germany with its capital in Berlin after 1451; in 1871, German states joined in creating the German Empire under Prussian leadership; in 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lots its political power; 1932 Prussia was abolished effectively and officially in 1947

Prussia: was a German kingdom and historic state; shaped the history of Germany with its capital in Berlin after 1451; in 1871, German states joined in creating the German Empire under Prussian leadership; in 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lots its political power; 1932 Prussia was abolished effectively and officially in 1947

coat of arms Königsberg, East Prussia

coat of arms Königsberg, East Prussia

Confederate Capt. Raphael Semmes on the CSS Alabama.  “The image shows Captain Semmes seated next to the binnacle,  which contained the compass.”  From a photograph, taken at Cape Town, South Africa, August 19, 1863.

Confederate Capt. Raphael Semmes on the CSS Alabama. “The image shows Captain Semmes seated next to the binnacle, which contained the compass.” From a photograph, taken at Cape Town, South Africa, August 19, 1863.

People with German heritage make up the largest block of immigrant descendants.  You have to know German history and territories in order to understand where and why, and when they left. German Genealogy Cheat Sheet.

People with German heritage make up the largest block of immigrant descendants. You have to know German history and territories in order to understand where and why, and when they left. German Genealogy Cheat Sheet.