Farming Towns

Niederdreis, Rossbach, and Niederwambach are small farming towns and were more difficult to find. The maps proved not entirely accurate and some marked roads were little more than upaved farm access roads. It was here that I began to see how harsh life might have been for Johannes. The land is hilly and rocky, difficult to farm. The population now may not be appreciably greater than in the 1700’s. There is little industry here and the farm homes look un- changed from early drawings of the era. Actually, there is a striking visual similarity with the area around Cokesbury, New Jersey.
A typical farm in the little town of Niederwambach, still home to Epgert farming descendants.