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The following are pictures of sites in Fürstengrund where the Orth family lived.  More information including a map of Fürstengrund and detail of where the Orth properties were situated can be obtained here.

 

 

These are pictures of the village of Fürstengrund as seen from the west end of the village as approached from the town of Bad König.  The street running through the village is  Fürstengrunder Straße.

 

 

 

Source:  Dr. J. Heinrich Kumpf, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

This is a picture taken in the village of Fürstengrund, looking west from the east end of the village down the main street, Fürstengrunder Straße, towards the town of Bad König. The Orth family lived at the opposite end of the village.

 

 

 

  This is a picture taken in the village of Fürstengrund looking east up the main street, Fürstengrunder Straße. The home of Johann Friedrich Orth and his family, including his son, Johann Peter Orth II, would have stood at the site of the 1872 school, seen in this picture as the brown building with the bell steeple (Fürstengrunder Straße 40). The house immediately to the right of the school is Fürstengrunder Straße 46, the home of Johann Friedrich Orth's son-in-law, Johann Georg Rexroth I, who moved there in 1848. There are a number farm buildings at this end of the village which are still in use for farming and livestock purposes.

 

Source:  Dr. J. Heinrich Kumpf, Berlin, Germany.

This is a picture of  Fürstengrunder Straße 40 and 46 (see above picture for details).  In the background, a portion of 42 Fürstengrunder Straße is visible.  (See also the photo below).

 

 

These are pictures of Fürstengrunder Straße 42 which was the home of Johann Peter Orth II and his family at the time of his emigration to North America in 1853.  He acquired this property in 1846 from his uncle, Johann Peter Orth I.  The picture at the left is a view of the property as seen from Fürstengrunder Straße while the view at the top is from Am Mulgraben road.  It is not known what this home looked like in 1853 since there have likely been many renovations to the house since that time.

Source:  Dr. J. Heinrich Kumpf, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

This is a picture of the property at 40 Fürstengrunder Straße in present day Fürstengrund at the location which had been the home of Johann Friedrich Orth and his family, including his son, Johann Peter Orth  II. The building shown in the picture is now a private residence. However, it was built in 1872 to be the village school. It had replaced a previous school house which had been located on the same site. The old school had had been the Orth home until it was purchased by the village in 1848 to convert into a school.

Picture Source: http://www.odenwald.de/badkoenig/bkfuerst.htm

Source:  Dorfchronik von Fürstengrund, page 126.

This is a photograph of the Rexroth family in front of their house at Fürstengrunder Straße 46.  From left to right is Anna Katharina (Hoffart) Rexroth, Georg Rexroth II and Georg Rexroth III.  Johann Georg Rexroth I married Eva Margarethe Orth, a sister of Johann Peter Orth II.  Their son, Philip Jakob Rexroth, married Anna Katharina Hoffart in 1869.  Anna was born in 1841 and died in 1924 in Fürstengrund.  

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