A fall trip to Germany hopes to find an inn in Offenbach that is referenced in my families geneology. Only referred to as the inn "At the Grapes" or the guesthouse "To The Grapes", it is noted as still in the family possession June 5, 1942 when it celebrated it's 200 year anniversary. My family line of Johann Conrad von Gerichten (born in Zeiskam 1720 and died in Offenbach 1778) married Anna Maria Kolb on June 5,1743. If anyone has information that might help me locate this establishment, I would like to visit it when I come in Sept '04.
Hi, the website for Offenbach is www.offenbach.de. You could e-mail them. I found no reference to a
Gasthof Zur Traube or zu den Trauben, which would be the German translation. Of course, if the last reference is from 1942, the inn might well be bombed in WWII. Offenbach is close to Frankfurt and the whole area was heavily bombed.
Another possibility could be it is Offenburg. The name "Grape" indicates wine growing country and Offenbach doesn't have any vineyards.
Good luck with your search.
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