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This jumps ahead a few centuries and generations to when Gretje’s great-great-grand-son sails for America and tries to get her writing published.
All of Europe was in daylight now, but Jacob Jost Latz, the first of his surname to leave the continent and travel across the ocean to the new world, was still asleep in his simple quarters in a boarding house just steps from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
He had debarked from the Concord barely a week ago and was still amazed at the luxury of a simple mattress, a room that didn’t rock back and forth and a blanket without holes chewed in it.
When he was on the deck of the huge boat, with his home in Lorraine behind him and the sun, waves and wind filling his days, the journey seemed grand and full of promise. But now he felt more alone than he expected. He was sure he’d be all right once he started exploring.
Today he would write to his mother and father and tell them of the unusual sights and smells in this new land. They would be happy to know that one of his first visits would be to a printer who he hoped would be interested in Great-Great-Grandma Latz’s “Memories of Peter” writings.
The printer was Christoph Sauer, who published most of the German literature in Philadelphia, including a German Bible using Fraktur type in 1739.