The Palatinate is an area of what is now southwest Germany from which
many Mennonites emigrated during the 1700s and 1800s. (1) People from
this area often are referred to as "Palatines."
In 1727 and then in 1732, our ancestors
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Lancaster Co., PA from near
Sinsheim is about 15-20 miles southeast of Speyer and beyond the edge of this map.