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Today In Genealogy History – November 16, 2011

Christine Hertz was born 190 years ago – November 16, 1821 – in Germany.  Christine was the daughter of Johann Daniel Hertz and Christine Heydt.  The Hertz family came to the United States in 1835.  Johann Daniel Hertz died during the voyage and was buried at sea.  Christine Hertz and her children settled in Philadelphia.

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  1. Was this Johan Daniel Hertz an oil painting artist? As I own a beautiful oil painting of a Dutch Girl believed to be painted in the early 1800’s. There is a man by the same name listed in Davenports Art Reference.

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