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Made in Germany - America's First Trump #1

A cache by Geo Jedimeister Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/26/2013
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache IS NOT at the listed coordinates. This is the first in a series of caches that I was inspired to create by Red_Family's series of Homburg caches called Grosse Namen and Ich Trage Einen Grossen Namen. There will be a BONUS CACHE so please make a note of the bonus number in the logbook.

Each of the people in this series were born (MADE) in Germany. Later in life they immigrated to the USA and became citizens of America.  Many of them had a great influence on the USA and the rest of the world.  I hope that each person who completes this series learns a little bit more about how our two countries, German and The United States of America, are forever connected.

For each cache in this series you will be given a few hints that will help you identify the person.  Good Luck!


I was born in what is now Baden-Wuerttemberg.
I am a man.
I have been dead a long time

Too difficult?  These hint might make it easier.

My father was a butcher in a city on the western side of Baden Wuerttemberg.
There was a time in life that I smuggled Turkish Opium
I moved to London when I was 16 years old
My two older brothers left Germany before me.  One to London and one to New York City.

Do you know who I am now?  No?

I built an orphanage in my German hometown after I made my fortune in America.
I founded the first permanent Pacific Coast community in the United States.
When I died I was the wealthiest person in the USA.

You can find the final at:

N 49.A.BCD

To solve use the NUMBER value of the letters in the persons name. I.E. A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4,...Z=26.

A= 3rd letter of the last name + 3rd letter of the first name - 2.
B= 4th letter of the middle name - 12.
C= 1st letter of the first name - 3rd letter of the middle name.
D= 2nd letter of the last name - 5th letter of the last name.

E= 3rd letter of the last name + 3rd letter of the first name.
F= 1st letter of the first name - 1st letter of the last name.
G= 2nd letter of the first name + 1st letter of the last name - 3rd letter of first name.
H= 3rd letter of the last name - (1st letter of the middle name + 2nd letter of the middle name)

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hfr uvf Nzrevpna anzr, abg uvf Trezna anzr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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