Friday, July 20, 2012

Pics from cousin Lisbeth

Fritz & Maria with Hanni & Lisbeth, 1924

Fritz Aeppli & Maria Wild, 1918 - on their engagement day

eft to right: Willi (sitting), Ernst (standing), Jeanette Pluss-Aeppli (sitting), Fritz, Harri Aeppli
Willi Aeppli was my great great grandfather.  According to Fritz' daughter Lisbeth, Jeanette Pluss was descended from the Hugeunots.

The Huguenots (/ˈhjuːɡənɒt/ or /hɡəˈn/French: [yɡˈno][yɡəˈno]) were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th centuries. French Protestants were inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s, and they were called Huguenots by the 1560s. By the end of the 17th century, roughly 200,000 Huguenots had fled France during a series of religious persecutions. They relocated to Protestant nations, such as EnglandWales,DenmarkSwitzerland, the Dutch Republic, the Electorate of BrandenburgElectorate of the Palatinate (both in the Holy Roman Empire), and the Duchy of Prussia, and also to the Dutch Cape Colony in present-day South Africa and the English 13 colonies of North America.

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