Our book, Germanna Record 20: “Germanna Studies: Essays Honoring John V. Blankenbaker” had been sold out but we have reissued it. The design of the cover and interior pages of the print book have been updated and all photos and graphics in the book enhanced.
The book is also now available on Kindle. You can read the book on any device — your smart phone, tablet, Kindle e-reader or on a browser on your computer. For more information on how to download this free Kindle Reader app to your device, click here. Or download the Kindle Reader App on iTunes or Google Play.
Germanna Record 20 is a collection of essays by a range of contemporary scholars with a strong interest in Germanna.
Each essay draws on the years of scholarship in Germanna-related topics on the part of each of the contributors to the volume, as their way of honoring John Blankenbaker for his many years of research, publication, and speaking on Germanna topics.
The contents include:
- Transcriptions and translations of the emigration permissions of four of the 1714 immigrant families, Holtzclaw, Fishback-Rector, and Cuntz by Barbara Price, Gerhard Moisel, Katharine & Madison Brown
- A study of early Germanna area roads and the settlers’ participation in their construction by Ann L. Miller
- An overview essay of the emigration of German-speakers through London to British North American colonies from Nova Scotia to Georgia from 1680-1750, as a broad context for the Germanna groups by Madison Brown
- An updated and expanded genealogy of the descendants of Michael “Big Mike” Clore by Cathi Clore Frost
- An architectural history and analysis of Hebron Lutheran Church, with special emphasis on the German timber-framing techniques employed by Nancy Kraus and Douglas Harnsberger
- A study of Christopher Zimmerman and his family’s tavern in the village of Stevensburg, Virginia by Cathi Clore Frost
- A mapping essay of the Germanna family landholdings in the Little Fork community of Culpeper County by O.H. Perry Cabot
- A study of the Germanna area in the difficult, destructive Civil War years with a survey of surviving buildings and earthworks, including those on Germanna Foundation property by Bob Johnson, Paul Alderman, Frank Walker
Many of the essays are illustrated with documents, maps, period photographs, and contemporary photographs.
All essays are carefully documented, and the 300-page volume is indexed. The editor, Katharine L. Brown, and the Germanna President, J. Marc Wheat, both provide brief introductory essays.