Winslow resident Katherine Alexander publishes new book

A newly published book by local Katherine Alexander, of Winslow, They Shall Run and Not Be Weary: The Story of an Eighteenth Century German Family’s Voyage to the New Land, tells the story of her family who traveled from their 18th century home, in Massenbach, Germany, to America. This is a great book to read for anyone 18 years and older who wanted to learn more about the hardships families went through to get to a new land. This journey should never be forgotten as we are all benefiting from the strength and courage of families like the Fridbergs.

Join the Fridberg family as Widow Maria Barbara and her four children brave hardship and overcome the obstacles to traveling from their village of Massenbach in what is now Germany to the city of colonial Philadelphia in 1742.

Travel north on the Rhine River to Rotterdam, in Holland, cross the English Channel to Deal and nally sail with them as they begin the treacherous journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Meet their traveling companions from their village and the friends they make along the way. See in all its reality what shipboard conditions were really like and how the Fridbergs kept their focus, full of the hope their life in the New Land would grant them.


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