I’m reading Die Neuere Geschichte der Stadt Neu Ruppin (1863) a reprint by Ferdinand Heydemann to gather background for a story about the Jordan family in Prussia, specifically Schoeneberg, a suburb of Berlin. Topics that I will tackle soon are the Huguenots in Berlin and life in the Berlin of Frederick the Great, including the military. Perhaps touching on German troops during the American Revolution.

A project partially finished: Discovery of the death date and place of Otto Schroeder, my husband’s maternal grand-uncle who was the personal chauffeur of the first automobile of Kaiser Wilhelm, the German emperor. I’m still trying to find a German newspaper article about his death. He was found dead on the beach at a resort, Hohwacht in July 1916.