Individual Author Record
Name: William O`MalleyPen Name: William Arnold O'Malley Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionO'Malley was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently resides in Naperville, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationWilliam Arnold O'Malley has a 317-year-old German bible that has been in his family for 12 generations. His great-grandfather Julius Dreffein, a Chicago pioneer, brought the Bible from Germany to America in 1865. In 1985, O'Malley visited Germany to research his family history. It took 15 years to unveil the mystery and he wrote extensively about it in his book, ''History of a Family Bible, 1685-2000: A Quest for the Missing Link''.William Arnold O'Malley, a direct descendant of Julius H. Dreffein, who settled in Chicago Cook County, Illinois, in 1866, received Certificate of Pioneer Ancestry from Chicago Genealogical Society, August 1, 2002.
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History Of A Family Bible, 1685-2000: A Quest for the Missing Link
ISBN: 0970249608 Ki Kampus Communications. 2001 This book gives the history of the Luther Bible printed in Nurnberg, Germany in 1685, and how one copy came to the author's family.
In 1985 the author visited Germany in search of the records that would connect his family to the original holder of the bible. It took the author fifteen years to unveil the mystery of the family bible.