This journey started out as a conversation between my Dad (William Borsch) and myself (Steve Borsch) where we discussed how much fun it would be to go to Germany for a vacation.

My great-great grandfather Johann, emigrated from a town called Mehren (we believe is just southwest of Bonn) in 1854 and headed to Minnesota. Why? We'll probably never know for sure (couldn't have been that he came for the weather!). But we decided to go poke around Germany, see our ancestral land and possibly discover something about our roots.

Choose a day from the menu at the left and follow along with our trip.