The brief opening sequence is the Buermeyer farm where our ancestors were born and raised dating back to the mid-1600's. We then see the St. Martini Church in the town of Buer where, with so many other ancestors in our lineage, Gunda and Herman Broecker were married.
The film was shot by Herman's brother, Hans Broecker, a successful film director with UFA studios in Berlin when the film was shot. Hans ultimately became a news cameraman/director in Hollywood, California. His career culminated with an assignment filming the Apollo 11 splashdown and return of the first men to walk on the moon.
Friedrich Buermeyer (b.1887) is Carl, Ernst and August's brother. He is also Gunda's father. He ran the Buermeyer farm. Friedrich, seen with his son-in-law's mother, died in 1953.
Marie was the sister of Carl, Ernst, August and Friedrich. She died shortly after with Parkinson's disease. She was 68 years old. Marie married Ernst Grolle in 1900.
Gunda and Herman had two children, Hartmut (b.1945) and Jochen (b.1948).
They owned a grocery store in Dissen, Germany. Herman died in 1981. Gunda died in 1997.
Gunda and Herman had two children, Hartmut (b.1945) and Jochen (b.1948). They owned a grocery store in Dissen, Germany. Herman died in 1981. Gunda died in 1997.