There is a possibility that SOMEWHERE back, our families are related, however I can not add anything at this time.
The earliest I have our Pfefferkorn's is Pierre Pfefferkorn, born 1730 in Schirrhein, Bas-Rhin, France (the Alsace area along the Rhine River in SE France along the German border.) I only have a few direct ancestors and descendants until we came to America.
I have in the last few months discovered that the Pfefferkorn's of Missouri are related to my line. Both of our Pfefferkorn immigrants were first cousins. The families had lost contact with each other during the French Revolution, and both families had moved (elsewhere in France) during this time.
The cousins eventually packed up their families and sailed to the US and settled, not knowing what ever happened to each other.
Our Pfefferkorn families have been found in Schirrhein, France from at least 1730 to the late 1870's , and possibly still today!
If my memory serves me correct, I believe Prussia was what is now parts of modern southern Germany, Austria, and Poland.
I once read somewhere that the German government, or a king, or someone (after France lost a war) once paid Germans and Swiss to move into the Alsace region in France to inhabit the dwellings, so as the French people would have nothing to return to! (I don't remember the time-frame, and France has a long history!)
So MAYBE this is another story of where the families split up somewhere!
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