Shared Photo: Walter Family Tree over 3 centuries of families shown

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I wanted to share this family photo of Peter Walter with the community. Location: Meisenthal, Moselle, Lorraine, France . Date: unknown.
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This is a large wall chart that I have as a 30 x 40 copy.  It was drawn by a descendant of Peter Walter and Anna Stenger (one of my many cousins) My line is toward the top on the right hand side as you look at the tree.  My great great grandfather was Frederic and his son Joseph is my great grandfather.  I am slowly adding all of these people into WikiTree.  This family were glass and crystal makers spanning centuries on multiple continents in a large number of countries.  Do you see any of your family on my chart?

WikiTree profile: Peter Walter
in Photos by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (637k points)
recategorized by Dorothy Barry
Changed the title because I have to believe there are relatives out on WikiTree who connect into this tree.  It has over 3 centuries of glass and crystal making families.
Perhaps one day WikiTree will do graphics like that.
My understanding is that this was drawn in 1905 in France from family papers.  It includes my branch which went to the USA in 1846.  And even a few of the children born here.  So it shows the families kept in contact at least in 1905!   The original is on a wall of one of the ancestor's homes that is still standing today.

My cousin went to visit and do research.  Upon arriving in the town she asked about the graves of her ancestors and the next thing she knows she is invited to the home of the mayor who is a cousin!  The town basically turned out to greet her. This was in the 1980s or 1990s.  

I call her my genealogy fairy godmother because meeting her added 4 centuries of people and research with sources to my tree!  

I have added another 2 centuries.  And I have another cousin who is actively working to take this back another couple of centuries working with historians throughout Europe.

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