Scenes of Bad Dürkheim
West Germany

According to research by Jack Silknetter of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, four of the Seidenstricker immigrants who came to America during the colonial era were from Bad Dürkheim.  Bad Dürkheim is in the southwest corner of Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate area, just west of Manheim in the Rhine River Valley.

The immigrants included Johannes Sebastian, Johannes Philip, Otto Philip and Maria Magdalena Seidenstricker.   Their parents were Philip Casimir Seidenstricker and Anna Maria Elizabeth Seidenstricker.  On Sebastian's birth record his father is listed as a shoemaker.   Another son, Johannes Jacob, may have remained in Bad Dürkheim.

Bad Duerkheim
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City of Bad Dürkheim


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The castle church (Schloss Kirche)


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The spire of the castle church.


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This picture postcard of the castle church was purchased at Bad Dürkheim in August 1999.
This is a Lutheran church.  The castle is in ruins.


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This is the other Lutheran church at Bad Dürkheim.
This is probably the church that the Seidenstrickers worshiped at.

Bad Duerkheim
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This is a picture of the giant wine barrel at Bad Dürkheim.  It is a popular tourist attraction.


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This postcard picture was purchased in Bad Dürkheim in August 1999.  The spire of the castle church can be seen in the background.

Bad Duerkheim
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Kurhaus (Nursing home)

Bad Duerkheim
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Limburg, Einst. (at one time)

Bad Duerkheim
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Limburg, Jetzt (as it is now)

Bad Duerkheim
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Isenach

Bad Duerkheim
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Weinberg (Michelsberg)  This is one of the many vineyards on hillsides near Bad Dürkhiem.

Bad Duerkheim
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Stadplan of Bad Dürkhiem (City plan)


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An aerial view of Bad Dürkhiem

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