The ability to read 18th century German is a rare skill
Where would genealogists be without people who can read the old German script like Erich Scherer? We met Herr Scherer today in the church office of Arzberg, in the Bavarian Forest near the border with the Czech Republic. His name had been given to guide James Derheim by a contact developed by Paula Leitzell, current guest of European Focus. An appointment was made and this morning Herr Scherer exceeded Paula’s wildest dreams when he helped her solve several roadblocks in her genealogy and take her main family line back another four generations inside of just two hours. Not only that, but we touched the baptismal font where generations of her family were baptized.
Statue of St. Peter from 1792