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Pastor George, Lutheran, Wytheville, VA
Posted by: Linda (Noland) Layman (ID *****8388) Date: May 11, 2005 at 16:07:20
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I am not researching this family, just entering information from one of my books "Houses Virginians Have Loved" by Agnes Rothery, 1954:

"If we do not usually think of Lutheran ministers as figures of romance, we must make an exception of the first one to arrive at Wytheville. Pastor George Flohr had been a friend of Marie Antoinette and had obtained the melancholy privilege of being near her when she was beheaded. As her blood splashed, he fainted, betraying his loyalty, and thereupon Robespierre exiled him from France. By what highways and byways he came to Wytheville has to be documented, but come he did, and this serenely remote region must have been welcome to eyes which had witnessed the horrors and terrors of the French Revolution."

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