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Baden-Baden ???Wirstenburg???, Germany

I noticed that the Petry website had “Wirstenburg“, Germany listed as George Petry‘s (my gggg grandfather’s) place of birth.

I had never heard of this place before so I did a few searches…

Turns out that there is no such place (family researchers are only human, so it really doesn’t surprise or bother me much when I find errors; comes with the territory).

I have found two possible alternatives, however.

Wittenberg

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(map borrowed from this website)

OR

Wurttemberg

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The more logical choice would seem to be Wurttemberg, though IMO.

What do y’all think?

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