St Servatius, DuderstadtSt. Servatius Evangelical Lutheran Kirche, Duderstadt, Eichfeld, Niedersachsen

St. Servatius Evangelical Lutheran Church in Duderstadt, Niedersachen, Germany is the ancestral church of the Kuehle and Kaufholz families.

The Gothic designed church is built of sandstone blocks from the Sonnenstein quarry. It has 6 yokes and 3 naves. The oldest part of the present church is dated around 1370. In the 2nd half of the 15th century additions were made to the nave. The tower dates from the first half of the 16th Century.

The Kaufholz and Kuehle families lived in Duderstadt from 1700-1850’s. Other families living in Duderstadt related to Tom Swinehart include: Stockfisch, Bredenback, Stromeiger, Goedecke, Gerlach, Koch, Engelke, Recken, Helmecke, Finke, Rudolff, Lehne, Lesse, Grotkopf, Morick, Sothen/Van Sothen, Monckeroff, Boning, Boden and others.

   Photo by Barbara Arand, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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