Episode #2: “The Average Johann” | The German-American Genealogist Podcast

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Published 13 October 2014

You’ve traced your family as far back in Germany as you can. You’ve gotten all the birth, marriage, and death dates. Now you want to know: What was real life like for your German peasant ancestors? Sure, there’s plenty of books on German politics, religion, and geography, but what was a day in the life of the average Johann? In this episode, I talk to historian Dr. Teva Scheer, author of Our Daily Bread, a book that reveals village life in early modern Germany.


    • Dr. Teva J. Scheer – Teva Scheer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 2000. Our Daily Bread is her second book of historical non-fiction. The first, Governor Lady, is the biography of the first woman elected a state governor. Governor Lady was nominated for best biography in 2001 by the Colorado Book Awards (Colorado Endowment for the Humanities). Teva and her husband live outside Victoria, British Columbia, where she writes, teaches, and gardens.

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