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Kindness in the Countryside

Exerpt from Address book for the Royal Prussian Principality of Ansbach and Bayreuth Suppose for a moment you are wandering through Bavaria in the early 1600s, poor, tired and hungry.  Then by happenstance, you stumble across a book lying in the trail as if placed there by providence, or the good Lord in Heaven.  Just as you reach for this leather-bound treasure, the wind whips the pages and presents you with page 348. Of course, 348 has always been your lucky number anyway, so imagine your excitement as you realize the town just a few kilometers up the trail is Wettelsheim, listed right there on 348.  Being a smarter than average Bavarian, you know how to read, so you know that the header on page 348 -  Geiftlichfeit auf  dem Lande  - reads  Kindness in the Countryside .   Now, if you can just find the home or place of business of this Pfr. Hr. Georg Ulbecht Kepner , you know you shall have bread, wine and shelter this evening. I hope you enjoyed this little foray into f