Location: Germany- Lower Saxony
Surnames/tags: mining_life_in_early_Germany Australia_Miners_Germany Schindler-204
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Clausthal und St. Andreasberg im Oberharz By Dr. Maren Dieke
Note: This publication posted as 7 seperate memories below as the file format could not be uploaded to wikitree received by the author by email. I have taken the liberty to use Google translate to convert this into English. Google translate works, however some words will not translate directly and I shall not attempt at this time to make a literal translation. I have made no attempt to arrange sentences in a more logical way as the spoken or written English would appear. I believe the story comes through here very clearly, and more importantly you will realize the whole way through that this is written in a foreign language. I love the way this worked out, but that is my opinion. You the reader will see the format as close to it was when I received it from the author. You will notice many words written in German that have obvious English meanings.
I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did. It is not often you can read something that takes you back to the days of our ancestor’s as this writing does. If the author gives me permission I will share this, but if not it will be only for my viewing pleasure.
Mike Schindler, Camp Hill, Pa.
Sept. 7, 2020 Adding new reading source pertaining to Mining in the Harz area of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen, Germany). This is a publicly available Wikipedia document titled, "Mining in the Upper Harz" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_the_Upper_Harz
- ...Mining in the Upper Harz region of central Germany was a major industry for several centuries, especially for the production of silver, lead, copper, and, latterly, zinc as well. Great wealth was accumulated from the mining of silver from the 16th to the 19th centuries, as well as from important technical inventions. The centre of the mining industry was the group of seven Upper Harz mining towns of Clausthal, Zellerfeld, Sankt Andreasberg, Wildemann, Grund, Lautenthal und Altenau.
Ernst Schindler History by Mike D Schindler Hbg - World Press blog
- Shared Photo: 1850's working women in Germany Sep 24, 2020.
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