Pastor has done a right good job describing the area.
I wrote this essay in Loquard, Germany on April 10, 2011. My wife and I are spending five weeks in the area called Ostfriesland because all of our grandparents and great grandparents came from here and emigrated to South Dakota. We are looking for names on my side of the family like Straatmeyer, Wibben, Gruis, and Bossman. My wife’s family names are Plucker (her maiden name), Witte, Poppen, Wilkens and Thaden. Our first visit to a church happene … Read More