Children of the Rhine

For the millions of Americans linked to ancestors in the Chronnies, although there is connection to at least eleven European countries and five African, the heritage is greatly from along the shores of the Rhine River in Central Europe [See the Introduction that...

Helen Andersdotter Andersson

For the Lutheran Andersson family, embarking on the insufferable four-month voyage from Sweden to the Delaware River area was no light undertaking. Ships of the 1650’s were cramped, filthy breeding grounds for disease and death; families often lost members and arrived...

Helen Ericksdotter Grelsson

Trailblazing Helen, one of the first European women to embark on a journey to the New World, was enterprising from birth to death. To escape the depression and persecution of 17th Century Värmland, she, her husband Jan Grelsson, and their three children would board a...

James M. Anderson & Lucetta Gaugler

James Anderson and Lucetta Gaugler were born eight months apart in the village of Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania, which lies on the west bank of the Susquehanna. In the year of their births, 1854, Chapman lay in Union County, but the part of this county in which they...

Hannah Jansen Woertman

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women: the heart, sweat, soul—the foundation of our Nation Why would a twice-widowed 17th century Dutch mother immigrate to the New World? Hannah, widow of Brit turned Netherlander Jan William Woertman, would answer that question;...

Sacrifice in The Maze Runner: A Student’s POV

In the book the Maze Runner, Thomas went through a very long, emotional roller coaster throughout his time in the Glade and the Maze. The theme of Sacrifice was developed in several scenes in the story; when Chuck dove in front of Thomas seeing the knife being thrown...