Emigrants story

The Box in the Attic

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania. In the attic of the house, which had belonged to his family for many generations already, Nick found a box that he […]

Bonn around 1700
Emigrants story

The Escape

[Rhineland, 1714]  After many years of fighting, the War of the Spanish succession (1701-14) was finally over. Elector-Archbishop Joseph Clemens of Cologne of the powerful Wittelsbach family, who had sided with King Louis XIV of […]

Map colonies
Emigrants story

To America

[Atlantic Ocean, 1714]  The coast of Europe became smaller and smaller, and soon it was out of sight. Anton was feeling anxious and heavy-hearted. So far, he hardly had time to come to terms with […]

Amish Family in Pennsylvania
Emigrants story


[America, 1715] Lady Meredith’s small country house had become a jewel. Working together with his friends and Lady Meredith’s brother Lord Ruben, who had given them a warm welcome, they had quickly built an annex […]

"Merry Dragon" country inn
Emigrants story

Colonial America

[America, around 1725] For ten years Anton had been living in New World. He had a fine stone house at the Brandywine Creek near Chadds Fort. He and Andy had helped building a country road which […]

Emigrants story

King George’s War

[America, around 1740] Ambrose had gotten a sister whom they had named Betty, after Anton’s beloved Lisbeth. Both children were proud of their “Merry Dragon” inn. Sometimes they showed the guests their rooms or laid the […]

American Indian warriors in the woods
Emigrants story

French and Indian War

[America, 1754] Shortly after Anton’s death, his friends Lady Meredith and Lord Ruben passed away too. But the friendship between the two families helped them through the time of grief, and they knew that they would […]