Posts Tagged ‘Etzel’

Paula

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

My German ancestors came to the US around 1850. Some of the family stayed in Germany. More than 160 years later we have been able to reconnect with our kinfolk in the “old country.“ Thanks, internet. My fourth cousin, who lives in the same small German village, recently came to Texas to visit us. He brought his granddaughter with him. Here she is:

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Kriemhild

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

This is a depiction of Kriemhild from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of her meeting with King Etzel. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), it was in Tulln that Etzel saw Kriemhild and proposed to her. The fountain was dedicated to this event in 2005.

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