Last week, Michael John Neill wrote about German maps found on Ancestry.com. I decided to give it a try and find the home town of my Horks: Oberhundem. I followed the same instructions Michael gave and found it in no time. Oberhundem in part of Westfalia, which today is the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia. According to Wikepedia, it is "the most populous state with 4 of the countries' 10 largest cities."
Here is the map from Wikepedia:
Oberhundem is a small town and is near Arnsberg at the edge of Sauerland. The maps on Ancestry are historical maps. I made the map large and then cropped it so I could see just the three towns where I found church records for the Hork, Trosster, and Soemmer families.
|Germany, Topographic Maps, 1860-1965, 1898 Attendorn map, Ancestry.com|
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