Obama tiene raíces teutonas

05.06.2009 @ 09:53 \09\Fri, 05 Jun 2009 09:53:04 +0000\04 +0000 UTC

Aahhh, hace mucho que no escribía “X o Y es alemán” y qué mejor momento para regresar a tan bonita tradición que con esta noticia:

According to parish records uncovered by experts at the genealogy Web site Ancestry.com, Obama’s 6th great-grandfather Johann Conrad Woelflin was born Jan. 29, 1729, in Besigheim, a small town north of Stuttgart on the Enz river where it feeds into the Neckar.

He sailed aboard a ship called “Patience” in 1750 to America, changing his last name to “Wolfley” upon arrival and eventually settling in Middletown, Pennsylvania, according to head genealogist Anastasia Tyler, who oversaw the research.

In Middletown, he married Anna Catherine Schockey in 1756 and had at least six children, including Ludwig Lewis Wolfley — Obama’s 5th great grandfather — who was born in 1766, Tyler said.

The investigation was started by the Web site, which determined in 2007 that Obama had Irish ancestry, after researchers decided a few weeks ago it would be fun to try and prove or disprove rumored German ancestry ahead of the president’s visit to Dresden on Friday, Tyler said.

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