“Vati” Steinmetz and his children have prospered since they arrived in America. His oldest daughter Magda has married Carl Becker, born him children and helped him build a happy life as a rancher in the beautiful valley of the Guadalupe River. Vati’s son-in-law Hansi Richter has become a successful farmer and his son Johann has returned from Germany after years of studying to become a doctor.
But ideals, friendship and cruel circumstance collide as the Civil War comes to the Hill Country. Carl Becker and Hansi Richter face mortal danger from the “hanging band”, a pro-Confederate lynch mob seeking to permanently silence the voices of Union sympathizers. Vati’s beautiful adopted daughter Rosalie is in love with a man who intends to serve in the Confederate Army! Meanwhile Johann and his twin brother Friedrich are drawn to serve in the war— but on opposite sides!
Adelsverein: The Sowing— Continues the epic story of how one family of German immigrants became American, through the wrenching tragedy of the Civil War!