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From: "Ursula B. Adamson" <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Meaning of some German language?
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 18:41:01 -0400
The correct answer to 1:
The Prussian Reichsthaler
In 1750, Prussia adopted a Reichsthaler (also often called the thaler) containing 1/14 of a
Cologne mark of silver. This standard was referred to as the "Graumannscher Fuß" after
Philipp Graumann, its originator. For more information, see Prussian Thaler.
During the early 19th century, the smaller Prussian standard for the Reichsthaler replaced
the larger standard in most of northern Germany. See Hannovarian Thaler, Hesse-Kassel
Thaler, Mecklenburg Thaler and Saxon Thaler.
The Prussian standard also became part of the currency used in southern Germany following
the currency union of 1837. The thaler was worth 1¾ Gulden.
These Thaler were replaced by the Vereinsthaler, of almost the same weight, in 1857.
Value of a Vereinsthaler aka simply "Thaler" in 1857:
1 Thaler.. = $ 0.714
200 Thaler = $ 142.80
Correct answer to 2:
Merchant Ferdinand William
Correct answer to 3:
machine translation is garbage - need original German text
Correct answer to 4:
She was born 1821 in the church parish of Glandorf.
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