Category Archives: DE-Germany

Germany– The Palatine, Diedenshausen, and all places Deutch.

Johannes Althusius– The First Federalist

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” –Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. The sovereignty of the state belongs to the people. Before the American Revolution– even before Socrates and Plato– jurists and … Continue reading

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Godfrey Stemple 1718-1798

Another veteran of the Revolutionary War was Godfrey Stemple. Stemple’s Ridge in Preston County, West Virginia, is named for him. He was the son of Jacob Stemple and Maria Elizabeth Schneider, and was born 20 Jan 1727 in Wittenberg, Germany (the Palatinate region). With … Continue reading

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Palatine History

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