A Supplement from Germany

Today is once again one of those days when I will not have much time for research and writing, so I am going to share with you a document that I received in an e-mail about a week ago.  The e-mail came to me from a relatively new German friend of our museum, Hartmut Mensendiek.  Hartmut is a descendant from the Mahnken family.  It was a very short e-mail with an attachment.  Here is the e-mail.

E-mail from Hartmut Mensendiek

The blog post that Hartmut refers to in his e-mail was the one titled, M.M. and P.P.  That post discussed the marriage of Maria Mahnken and Peter Perschbacher.

I gave brief thought to making Hartmut’s attached Word document into a regular post, but it didn’t take me long to figure out that would take up time that I do not have today.  I won’t bore you with the details about how tedious that process would be.  Instead, I have decided to merely attach his document to this post, and you should be able to click on it to open it up as a Word document.

I am no expert at reading German, but I still found it interesting to see a previous post that I had written put into German.  It was also a challenge to figure out what was added to my post.  I still haven’t figured that all out.  The additional photographs and documents also add more to my original story, and for that, I am very appreciative. Below is the link to Hartmut’s Word document.

Maria Catharina Mahnken 1886-1

In my first Perschbacher post, I mentioned that it may have been connected to Gerald Perschbacher, a noted genealogist himself.  I have since heard from Gerald, and that connection was confirmed.  I believe Gerald also knows his German and may find this document especially interesting.  I should also point out that this post will finally give another German fan of this blog, Lutz Backmann, the opportunity to read something in his own language.

I also want to let you know that my friend, Fred Eggers, has promised to write a few posts soon when I will be making another one of my family trips to visit grandchildren.  I’m sure they will be very interesting.  I will use this opportunity to thank Fred ahead of time for giving me this welcome break from writing.

Also, I thank Hartmut Mansendiek for his contribution to this post.  Perhaps you can contribute more to our blog in the future.  Or maybe you should start your own version of our blog over in Germany.


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