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250 or 251 years? Machts nichts...Happy Anniversary Reinwald!

July 14… just another hot day in Arizona, but what a day for a milestone. In 2016, I thought July 14 was the 250th anniversary of the settling of Reinwald.Since I was traveling at the time, I didn’t have the chance to check my books, so I checked a few websites. I was somewhat disappointed when I checked online records, it indicated that that the village was settled in 1767. So, I postponed my 250th celebration for a year, wrote a short 249th anniversary blog at, and looked forward to 2017.

This year, I knew I was ready for the big milestone. As I prepared for the 250th anniversary and reviewed information again.I grabbed my copy of “Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 4” and turned to page 29 to check my dates.And, there it was…Reinwald was settled in 1766. To say the least, I was perplexed.

Checking both sources again, I knew there was one person who could help me solve my dilemma.I reached out to…