Our German Heritage

From Ortenberg to America


    Johannes Baptiste Bahr, born 1827 in
Ortenberg, Kingdom of Baden , immigrated to the United States in 1847 on the ship Oneida from Le Havre, France, with his siblings and their father Thomas BAHR.  Remember, Germany was not a country until 1871. Prior to that, the country was a patchwork quilt of Dukedoms, Kingdoms and states, where various dialects were spoken.

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