One of my Continuing Quests is to find the birthplace of my grandfather, William Andrew Inhoff, (1877 – 1918) – see this page for details.
For the reasons outlined, I am focusing my search at this point on an area between Frankfurt and Fulda in Hesse in Germany.
The distance from Frankfurt to Fulda is about 50-60 miles. Oberkalbach, just south of Fulda is an area from which many Germans emigrated to Hardin County, Ohio. Others came from the Freiensteinau area.
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This zoomed-in map of the area above in the rectangle shows Freiensteinau, along with Reinhards and Hintersteinau. Church records from Hardin County show Resch’s from Reinhards. Other records show Leibolds from Hintersteinau.