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Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004, 07:54 pm
stains00: Hi

Ludwig is my ancestor

Thu, Jul. 15th, 2004 05:03 pm (UTC)

Oh, I'm just a history buff who can only boast pirates, thieves, diplomats and a Russian General in her familial history ;-)

That's so wild that your parents had the same last name and both related not only to one another but to the Wittelsbach lineage. I mean... what are the chances, right? Where did they meet (did they grow up in the same city?)?

Question for you though... I didn't think Ludwig sired any children... even illegitimate children -- did he? Most of my focus has been on Ludwig's life with some interest in his family and how he came to be -- the motivation for him to build those fantastic castles and so forth.

Have you met other family members over the years?

Thu, Jul. 15th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
stains00: what are the chances

They met in High school in (Richmond?) Indiana. Neither family knew eachother.
Kentucky is the next state over and was founded by the Swangos. The army gave them land to start a colony there.
No I don't know about his children. I doubt he had any. Which makes me wonder about the stories! My father may have illusions of grandeur. My father is the one who traced back the lineage and since we don't talk anymore I am without a lot of information. Both my maternal grandfather and grandmother grew up in an orphanage, so witout permission it's hard for me to trace the family. Apparently my father got permission, but my grandparents refuse to help anyone further. they say they don't want to know. Anyway, I don't blame them. The more family I meet the more I realize how crazy they are. Haha. I understand how hard it must be for historians now. It's amazing how little we can really find out. even in our own families. Hidden pasts and animosity. People are impossible. I'll stick to architecture. There are Swango reunions usually held in Kentucky or Indiana. There is swango springs and a one room school house in Kentucky.

I do know from my own research that Ludwig was facinated by fantasy and entertained oscar wilde. Do you post most of the info you find on this community?