I have not yet been able to connect with a relative of the Dittes families corresponded with in the letters in my possession but will spend a portion of Thursday with a Dittes family in Diedelsheim. We do share a common ancestsor.
I brought along a biography of Albert Einstein for reading on the plane. My goal was to find out about Ulm, birthplace of him and my grandmother about eight years apart. His family left there when he was a small boy a few years before my grandmother Anna was born. Ulm is a medieval city with a grand cathedral I hope to visit on Sunday.