Winter Is Coming: Europe’s Deep Freeze of 1709

Elvis, The Great Freeze and Me.

Finding out I had German immigrant ancestors yesterday was exciting.

Earlier, I found out what ship they came on – on an Elvis Fan Club site of all places! It turns out Elvis’ ancestors came in on the same ship as mine – Ship: Fame Arriving New York June 14, 1710.

So, what brought Elvis and me to this land?

I read about a lot of political causes for the German Palatines fleeing Germany, but this reason sticks out above all the pillaging, political in-fighting, religious wars and such:

A freeze so strange and awful that to this day, scientists do not know the cause.
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