1736 Henry Antes House

By FRANK WHELAN

Of The Morning Call:

 

Henry Antes was born in 1701 and given the name Johann Heinrich Antes. His birthplace was the little walled Rhenish Palatinate town of Freinsheim. For more than 100 years, this region bad felt the tread of marching armies. The Thirty Years War, a bloody religious conflict that devasted (sic) Europe from 1618 to 1648, had been particularly hard on Henry Antes’ family — they came out on the losing side. His ancestor, Baron von Blume, was forced to give up his lands and title. To avoid persecution, the baron had the family named changed from Blume to Antes, its Greek equivalent.

 

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Taken on March 5, 2008