Re: polack Thank you!
I know quite a lot about the people in the old Bible you have found!
My name is Matthew Polack, and I am from Australia, my ancestor, Heinrich Adolph Polack came to Australia, but one of his brothers, Wilhelm Gustav Polack went to America in the 1850's.
The name you found hard to read will be Maria Elizabetha Hansz
They had 9 children, the 8th daughter being:
Christina Friederika Maria Polack born 22 Jan 1871.
She married Henry Behrhorst.
I am, to say the least, very interested in this Bible!! I am amazed to hear it was apparently left to be burned!
Would love to hear from you and even get some scans of the original. (My Mother, who is German born, reads the old German script well)
Hope you are still around these forums Mary.
Thank you for saving this old Bible.