Kate Connolly “Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/21/trump-grandfather-friedrich-banished-germany-historian-royal-decree
Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in February 1905, and ordered to leave the kingdom of Bavaria within eight weeks as punishment for having failed to do mandatory military service and failing to give authorities notice of his departure to the US when he first emigrated in 1885.
Roland Paul, a historian from Rhineland-Palatinate who found the document in local archives, told the tabloid Bild: “Friedrich Trump emigrated from Germany to the USA in 1885. However, he failed to de-register from his homeland and had not carried out his military service, which is why the authorities rejected his attempt at repatriation.”
The decree orders the “American citizen and pensioner Friedrich Trump” to leave the area “at the very latest on 1 May ... or else expect to be deported”. Bild called the archive find an “unspectacular piece of paper”, that had nevertheless “changed world history”.
Trump was born in Kallstadt, now in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, in 1869. He emigrated to the US aged 16 initially to escape poverty, attracted by the gold rush.
He quickly turned his attention to catering for the masses of other gold hunters in Alaska, later allegedly running a brothel for them, and there made his fortune. He habitually sent the gold nuggets with which his customers regularly paid for their food to his sisters who had already emigrated to New York and had started trading in property.
Returning on a visit to Kallstadt in 1901, Trump fell in love with Elisabeth Christ, whom he married a year later, returning with her to the US. But when she became homesick and wanted to return to Germany, the authorities blocked his attempts to settle there.
In an effort to overturn the royal decree dated 27 February 1905, Trump wrote an obsequious letter appealing to Prince Regent Luitpold, addressing him as “the much-loved, noble, wise and righteous sovereign and sublime ruler”.
But the prince rejected the appeal and the Trumps left Germany for New York with their daughter on the Hapag steamship Pennsylvania on 1 July 1905. Elisabeth was three months pregnant with Donald Trump’s father, Fred*3
Kate Connolly “Kallstadt, Germany: on the trail of 'the Donald' in the Trump ancestral home” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/29/kallstadt-germany-on-the-trail-of-the-donald-in-the-trump-ancestral-home
フリードリッヒが生まれたトランプ家の本貫 Kallstadt*4について。トランプの親戚だという人が色々と登場する。あのトマト・ケチャップで有名なハインツ家*5もこの町の出身だったのだ。ところで、ドナルド・トランプは何故かはわからないが、一時期、自分が独逸系であることを否認して、瑞典系を自称していた。やはりKallstadt 生まれの、ドナルドの祖母エリザベートは夫がインフルエンザのため若死した後はホームシックに罹り、２度ほど帰郷しているにも拘らず。
*1:http://www.rlp.de/ See eg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhineland-Palatinate https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%EF%BC%9D%E3%83%97%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%83%AB%E3%83%84%E5%B7%9E
*2:See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160112/1452559076 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160129/1454064240 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160220/1455946832 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160330/1459312281 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160410/1460305771 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160522/1463941481 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160601/1464744478 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160615/1465947659 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160615/1465947658 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160629/1467212026 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160725/1469418870 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160915/1473959248 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160925/1474806496 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161018/1476760956 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161027/1477592471 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161109/1478709983 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161110/1478789303 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161111/1478828492 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161112/1478913484 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161112/1478918624 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161115/1479228554 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161116/1479312313 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161118/1479473645 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161119/1479516478 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161121/1479707976 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161122/1479780988
*3:See . Michelle Dean “Making the man: to understand Trump, look at his relationship with his dad” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/26/donald-trump-fred-trump-father-relationship-business-real-estate-art-of-deal