Europe’s different to a lot of other places.
Folk tend to stay put, rather than pack everything up and relocate to greener pastures at the drop of a hat.
Which is why you find clusters of names in the villages around here.
Klein-Winternheim has Fleck, Gabel, Eckert, Schreiber and Bugner.
They don’t make up 90% of the population, but it’s close. Very close. (
And they all have 6 fingers)
Gonsenheim’s the same.
Hairdressers, funeral parlours, garages, pubs – you name it and they’ve got it covered.
This is the Maler-Becker School on the main drag, named after Joseph, a famous son who made his name as a painter (Maler) of sacred murals in the mid 19th C.
Surprises me that they built it of brick, though.
You would have thought a material that would give the local decorator some work would have been a better idea.
His name’s “Becker”, by the way…