The (Lake Region & Pike County, Pennsylvania) News Eagle has a genealogy-related story that at first seems unremarkable. Richard Krebs of Hawley, Pennsylvania decided to research his family tree. He knew his Krebs ancestors came from Germany so he focused on Ellis Island records. He soon found that his grandfather Theodore Krebs arrived in the United States from Germany in 1893, emigrating from a town called Aschaffenberg.
Krebs found his grandfather's brother remained in Germany and raised a family and they had children also. Soon, Richard Krebs found living relatives in Germany, even one who shares his name: Richard Krebs of Weibersbrunn, a town only a few kilometers from Aschaffenberg.
Then the story gets weird.
It seems that the two cousins are almost exact body doubles. They could easily pass for identical twins.
You can read the full story by Peter Becker at http://goo.gl/isDRJ
My thanks to Neil Barmann for telling me about this story.
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