Distant cousin Susan Halen shared the following discovery from her visit to Germany last year:
"Hello Victor, I thought you might enjoy having some documents written by Alexander Wolfhardt in the 1500s. These are stored in the Stuttgart Archives, which we visited on our tour. We actually we permitted to handle them and touch the sealing wax, which was still affixed to the envelope!"
(Note: Alexander Wolffhardt was the Great Great Grandfatherof Johann Heinrich Brentz, who was the first of this line to come to America. For more information on Alexander, see a previous blog post.)
Thank you Susan!