An abyss of desolation must have recognised peace-Erica Telle. “My despair is up to the highest degree,” she writes on 28. May 1798 at their “most loyal husband”, because: “you vatter land, a gantz unfortunate wife and mother, and 3 poor innocent children to leave, without having to write even once to you”. Ambrose Telle, a businessman from the Thuringian town of Ronneburg, is broken into a few years before to America, to take apparently without farewell; where exactly, is not known. From the into many small principalities (such as, for example, of Goethe, Sachsen-Weimar) fragmented Thuringia, was where of that time and bitter Distress, fled thousands of German economic migrants, whole villages migrated.

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