Skip to comments.Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather
Posted on 11/22/2016 5:40:36 PM PST by ifinnegan
A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trumps grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back.
Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in February 1905, and ordered to leave the kingdom of Bavaria within eight weeks as punishment for having failed to do mandatory military service and failing to give authorities notice of his departure to the US when he first emigrated in 1885.
Kallstadt, Germany: on the trail of 'the Donald' in the Trump ancestral home Read more Roland Paul, a historian from Rhineland-Palatinate who found the document in local archives, told the tabloid Bild: Friedrich Trump emigrated from Germany to the USA in 1885. However, he failed to de-register from his homeland and had not carried out his military service, which is why the authorities rejected his attempt at repatriation.
The decree orders the American citizen and pensioner Friedrich Trump to leave the area at the very latest on 1 May ... or else expect to be deported. Bild called the archive find an unspectacular piece of paper, that had nevertheless changed world history.
Trump was born in Kallstadt, now in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, in 1869. He emigrated to the US aged 16 initially to escape poverty, attracted by the gold rush.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
Guardian must somehow think it makes Trump look bad.
Liberals like this kind of stuff.
I think it is interesting history but in no way impugns Trump's grandfather, as seems to be the intention.
TRUMP’S GRANDFATHER IS A DRAFT DODGER..WAS A DRAFT DODGER IN 1905!!!!
HOW CAN HE BE FIT FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!
If I had known this before I would have changed my vote to Stein :)
uniparty media is working overtime on stories like this.
i am sure they think they are winning.
Trump is German on his father’s side - Scottish on his mother’s.
Too many funny responses.
Many Germans left to USA and had no love for the Kaiser and serving in the military. My husband’s German family and helping my son do his ancestry project taught me a lot about this.
The election’s over :)
From a pauper to a billionaire in a couple of generations — ISN’T AMERICAN GREAT!
I thought Trump was Jewish?
If Trump’s grandfather had stayed in Germany he would probably be dead by now.
The Dakotas are full of descendants of German draft dodgers as is much of the upper midwest.
Odd how they can dredge up the most picayune, obscure things about not just Donald Trump but his ancestors, considering that so many glaringly obvious omissions, deflections and untruths have been repeatedly ignored and glossed over with Obama.
I’d think getting kicked out of Germany would be a real plus!
Bavaria’s loss was our great gain.
The article has stuff wrong. There was not gold rush in the U.S. in 1885. The gold rush that year was in Australia, and a year later, in South Africa.
Friedrich Trump made his fortune in the Alaskan gold rush from 1896-1899.
KKK = DemocRATS
If Trump were a Leftie, the democrats would be cheering the news.
AMERICA! Damned autocomplete.
Not to mention Hillary.
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