They Shall Run and Not Be Weary: The Story of an Eighteenth-Century German Family's Voyage to the New Land

Katherine Althoff Alexander

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Join the Fridberg family as Widow Maria Barbara and her four children brave hardship and overcome the obstacles to traveling from their village of Massenbach in what is now Germany to the city of colonial Philadelphia in 1742. Travel north on the Rhine River to Rotterdam in Holland, cross the English Channel to Deal and finally sail with them as they begin the treacherous journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Meet their traveling companions from their village and the friends they make along the way. See in all its reality what shipboard conditions were really like and how the Fridbergs kept their focus, full of the hope their life in the New Land would grant them. (272pp. Masthof Press, 2023.)

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