The Triem family name is of French origin, along with many other surnames found in the region around the villages of Rosenkopf, Käshofen, Krähenberg, and elsewhere in the district.  These names would include others of my ancestral family including Agne/Angne, Blinn, and Chollage/Schollage.  After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, and the ensuing persecution of protestants in France, among the estimated 400,000 French protestants who fled the country, some made their way east, across the Saar River, into the German-speaking region, and settled there, where subsequent generations spoke the local dialect of German.  My ancestor Peter Triem (1795 - 1877) and his wife Margaretha (Chollage) emigrated from Krähenberg in 1831 and traveled to Stark County, Ohio where there was a thriving community of German-speaking immigrants living in Plain Township.  His son Ludwig, known in America as Lewis, married Elizabeth Huppert there in 1845 and later migrated west, first to Plainfield, Illinois and then to Black Hawk County, Iowa where they raised their family outside of LaPorte City, including my great-great-grandmother Caroline Triem (1847 - 1918).

Warstler Lutheran Church, Stark County, attended by the Triem family.
Born Ludwig in Krähenberg, called Lewis in America.
1831 passenger list from the ship "France", showing the Peter Triem family arrival at New York.
Caroline Triem (1848 - 1918), about 1866, Naperville, Illinois.
Caroline (Triem) Shirer, about 1915.
Peter Triem's consent to marriage sent from Stark County, Ohio to his son Peter A. Triem in Will County, Illinois, in 1853.
Some modern day Triem descendants at Krähenberg in October, 2001
Monument to fallen soldiers of both World Wars, Krähenberg. Triem and Blinn men are named on the monument.
Krähenberg men lost in the first World War.
German houses in the village of Käshofen, in the old Palatinate.
Waterloo marital scandal of 1908.