Not Many Bachwomen

When you look at certain branches of the Bachman family, you find many, many “Bachmen” and very few “Bachwomen”.  Today, one of those “Bachmen” would have been celebrating his birthday.  Friedrich Edward Bachmann was born on August 30, 1860.  He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. Edward’s parents were Henry and Ernestine Bachmann.  … More Not Many Bachwomen

Hammerand Carpenter

I never know from day to day where a story will lead me.  Today, I started with a baptism record at Salem Lutheran Church.  That and a confirmation record for today’s birthday girl are the only records we have in our German Family Tree.  The girl’s name was Julia Boehme.  Before I go on, let … More Hammerand Carpenter

Nice Try, Adolph

We will be recognizing a man today who would have been celebrating his 125th birthday had he still been alive.  His name was Gottfried Adolph Telle, and he was born on August 26, 1893.  He went by his middle name, Adolph, and he was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri. Adolph was the … More Nice Try, Adolph

A Mesker Story

Yesterday’s story was about Gotthilf Frentzel.  Today just so happens to be the birthday of Flora Frentzel, Gotthilf’s cousin.  She was born four years after her cousin.  Like Gotthilf, she was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.   This is her baptism record. There is also a birth record in a Perry County Birth … More A Mesker Story