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The Rhine Neckar Area, often referred to as Rhein-Neckar-Triangle is a Metropolitan Area located in south western Germany, between Frankfurt and Stuttgart. The area around the major cities Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg has a population of 3.5 million and encompasses three federal states: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse.

Geographic Regions
Translating Geographical Regions
In almost all cases, the English form of a German place name is to be used if one exists.

German: = English:

Westfalia = Westphalia
Hannover = Hanover
Braunschweig = Brunswick
Pommern = Pomerania
Lausitz = Lusatia (use English, but put German in brackets)
Liefland = eastern Baltic region
Kurland = Courland (eastern Baltic)
Esthland = Estonia
Rheinland = Rhineland
Niedersachsen = Lower Saxony
Sachsen-Gotha = Saxen-Gotha
Thuringen = Thuringia

Bayern = Bavaria
Franken = Franconia
Nuernberg = Nuremberg
Muenchen = Munich
Wuerttemberg = Wuerttemberg
Pfalz = Palatinate

Oesterreich = Austria
Steiermark = Styria
Kaernten = Carinthia
Tirol = Tyrol
Wien = Vienna
Schlesien = Silesia
Boehmen = Bohemia
Maehren = Moravia
Prag = Prague
Siebenbuergen = Transylvania (use both forms)


The Rhine Neckar Area, often referred to as Rhein-Neckar-Triangle is a Metropolitan Area located in south western Germany, between Frankfurt and Stuttgart. The area around the major cities Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg has a population of 3.5 million and encompasses three federal states: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse.
Iseminger
Kessler

SIMMERN is in left hand corner
MOSBACH is below and right of heidelberg
NECKARSTEINACH would be near Frankenthal
OBEROWISHEIM would below neckarsulm
EPPENGIN would be to the right of Oberowisheim

Sturms
Ebbert
IGGLEHEIM is in white
SCHIFFERSTADT is above Iggleheim

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View from the "alley of philosophers" (Philosophenweg) towards the Old Town area of Heidelberg in south-central Germany. Heidelberg Castle, Heiliggeist Church, and the Old Bridge are visible in the backround. Photo by Christian Bienia.
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Rhineland-Palatinate borders on (from the north and clockwise) North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, France, Saarland, Luxembourg and Belgium.
The main axis of the state is the Rhine river, that forms the border with Baden-Württemberg and Hesse in the southeast before running across the northern part of Rhineland-Palatinate. The Rhine Valley is bounded by mountain chains and forms a fascinating landscape with some of the historically most significant places of Germany.
In the northwest there are the southern parts of the Eifel mountains. Further south there is the Hunsrück mountain chain, which is continued by the Taunus mountains on the opposite side of the Rhine. The hilly lands in the south of the state are called the Palatine Forest (Pfälzerwald).
These mountain chains are separated from each other by the tributaries of the Rhine: the Moselle (Mosel), the Lahn and the Nahe.

THE RHINE - EARLY ORGINS

An area which surrounds the Rhine River, one of Germany's most vital waterways, the Rhineland is renowned for its agricultural and industrial wealth. The Rhur Valley in the North is one of the world's most heavily industrialized areas and the vineyards of Mosel in the South have produced wines that are internationally acclaimed. The "Romantic Rhineland" has been immortalized in numerous ancient folk songs and fables. The region was occupied by the Romans, who founded many of the region's beautiful and historic cities as Roman settlements. After the fall of the Roman Empire, barbarian tribes conquered the German provinces and the Franks dominated the Rhineland. Nevertheless, the Rhineland was again brought under Germanic rule when Charlemagne, the greatest of the medieval kings, brought the barbarian tribes under the central order of the Holy Roman Empire.
Charlemagne, who has become a legendary figure because of his physical strength and courageous spirit, chose the city of Aachen as his capital and his chapel still remains there. The course of Rhineland history was changed dramatically when the Rhineland became an integral part of the German nation in the 19th century. The different principalities of the Rhineland were eventually united under the name "Reinprovinz" after the Congress of Vienna in 1815. At the same time, the various German states began to move toward the creation of a modern, powerful and united German nation. After the Revolutions of 1848, and the rise of Otto von Bismarck, the "iron chancellor", Germany expanded territorially, developed its economy, and emerged as a great world power. German Unification was proclaimed in 1871, by which time Germany had attained roughly the size and boundaries it would have in the 20th century.

I recently wrote to the city of Eppingen, Germany, as that is possibly where my ancestral Frederick Iseminger came from in 1751. I got a response that there are no longer any people with those surnames but that "your ancestors come from Simmern, Mosbach, Neckarsteinach and Oberowisheim," if my Babblefish.com translation is accurate. They also sent a couple pages from some book of marriage records (they did not provide the book name) that lists on page 170: "11.6.1748: Freidrich Eisenmanger, von Mosbach und Maria Margarete Nollert, geb. in Simmern 22.6.1730
A post from Micheal or William Iseminger

SCHIFFERSTADT
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TOWN HALL

SIMMERN

The town was founded in the 13th century on the banks of the Simmerbach, of which the town name is derived from. A well fortified town, Simmern did not suffer tremendous hardship in the Thirty Years War, in spite of its switch from Catholic to Lutheran leadership during the Reformation.
In the late 17th century, the town was reportedly flooded by Huguenots from Alsace, Lorraine, and Flanders; escaping persecution by Louis XIV in France. Arguably due to overcrowding conditions from these refugees, the town suffered a terrible fire in 1689. Simmern received nationwide notority in the early 1800s when the famous German robber baron Johannes Bückler escaped from the inescapable Schinderhannesturm jail cell and proceeded to continue to rob wealthy land-owners in the duchy. Bückler and his bandits would eventually be caught and hung by Napoleon's armies in Mainz in 1803.

THE VINEYARDS
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CATHEDRAL
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OF WORMS

SMITH (British). "Metal worker," also found as Anglicized version of German or other forms.