Diamanda’s Dozen

Every once in a while, I have this thought that I am going to run out of stories to write for this blog.  That thought usually doesn’t last long because when the time comes to look for another story to write, there always seems to be one there just waiting to be told.  Our research … More Diamanda’s Dozen

Kindermädchen Emilie

Today will be one of those rare days when I write the story of a woman who never married.  I also find her story to be an amazing one.  Emilie Weinhold is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on October 17, 1878.  She was the oldest child of Paul and Louisa (Hermann) Weinhold.  Her full … More Kindermädchen Emilie

Martin and Martha

Martin Peter Bachmann was born on October 15, 1870.  A year from today, he will be celebrating his 150th birthday, but I don’t feel like waiting till next year to write his story.  You get it today.  According to a family book we have that was put together by Wayne Schuessler, it indicates that Martin … More Martin and Martha

Gottfried’s Travels and Trials

Ernst Gottfried Weber would be celebrating his 150th birthday today because he was born on October 11, 1869.  As it turns out, Gottfried had quite the trip through life, spending time in several locations and experiencing some difficulties in the process. Gottfried (sometimes called Fred) was the son of Herman and Pauline (Braeutigam-Schroeder) Weber.  Gottfried’s … More Gottfried’s Travels and Trials

The Front Porch

If you drive across America these days, you may notice that something is disappearing.  It is the front porch.  Most newer homes have been built with little or no front porch.  In its place, you find decks or patios, and those are almost always located in the back of those houses.  Nowadays, when family members … More The Front Porch