New color photos of Barth ancestral towns in Alsace taken in Aug 2000.

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Left to right, Simon Norwalk, Tasha Salvo, and Julian Norwalk at outskirts of Frohmuhl, Alsace,
Aug 2000. Several generations of Barths lived here.

Frohmuhl, not far from Weislingen, is in a shallow valley. The new 1928 church is in center. We spoke
to several long-term inhabitants, who took us to one woman who was born a Barth. Her father and
grandfather were both Niklaus Barths. But since she did not know her ancestry back any further, we
could not yet be certain she is a cousin. But it is almost certain.

Frohmuhl showing new 1928 church and railway embankment in mid ground. Before 1928 there was no
church in Frohmuhl, so Catholics used church in nearby Tieffenbach, where many Barth records were found.

Closeup of new 1928 Frohmuhl Catholic church. School is seen to right.

Looking down from railway embankment at typical buildings in Frohmuhl.

Catholic Church in Tieffenbach close to Frohmuhl where several generations of Barths
worshipped. There was no church in Frohmuhl before 1928.

Same Catholic Church in Tieffenbach as above, but in a very old etching curtesy of Roland Letscher of Tieffenbach. The exact age is not known but probably at least a couple hundred years ago. Note the absence of new front entry and steeple.

Natasha Salvo on outskirts of her great grandfather's birthplace.

Weislingen in distance is in a shallow depression surrounded by low hills. The tower of the
Protestant church can be seen in the left center of the photo in the distance.

Entering Weislingen you first see the Protestant church built 1843. The 1933 photo taken by Rev. Joe
Barth Sr. was taken from in front of the church looking towards this direction. Our rental car is to right.

Closeup of the 1846 Protestant Church in Weislingen, located more-or-less in the middle of town. Today
there are about 600 inhabitants, many of whom are new. We spoke to several older inhabitants, including
an 85 year-old woman. None could remember any Barths. We were told the cemetery has no graves
much older than this century.

View of the 1861 Catholic Church in Weislingen to the right. The 1846 Protestant Church can
also be seen further down the street to the left. Tasha Salvo standing in front.

Another view of the 1861 Catholic Church. Tasha Salvo to left, Simon Norwalk to right. Another
view of this church can be seen on the original Barth page below the 1933 black and white photo
of the same church.

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