Last night I ordered a copy of Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500 - 1850 by Teva J Scheer. I'm hoping this book will fill a definite gap in my knowledge of German social history. I know a lot about Irish history but my knowledge of German history is minimal.
The book is set not too far from where my husband's ancestors lived so I'm hoping the picture painted by Scheer will be very similar to that of the Scheefs and Glocks.
You can read the first chapter here online.
Will post again after the book arrives.