Just a few minutes northwest of Wissembourg is a little village called Bobenthal which is on the German side of the border.  It is thought that Jacob could have been born here, lived here, and/or worked here prior to claiming his inheritance and moving on.  Bobenthal is a small village situated at the base of mountains.  It reminded me a lot of Leavenworth, WA in terms of the surrounding land.  I would imagine that farming and logging were the main industries at the time.  Bobenthal has a cute little Catholic church on the main, pretty much only, road through town.


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