Tagged with Germany

A Trip down the Rhine

Michael Eisan was born Michael Greissen Frein in the Palatine region of Germany (Pfalz) sometime around 1730, exactly where or when we do not know.  One thing we do know is that he would have had to take a boat down the Rhine to Amsterdam before setting sail across the ocean to the New World. … Continue reading

Rescued by a King

When I was in England last month I did some research on the fascinating life of my United Empire Loyalist ancestor Michael Eisan, the subject of my next novel. The Eisan family website tells the remarkable story of his emigration from the Palatinate area of Germany. In 1763, 20,000 acres of land in Nova Scotia was … Continue reading