Back in 2017, I wrote a post titled, Feistes Coming to Cuming. It told the story of 4 Feiste boys from Perry County who moved to Nebraska in their younger years to find work. Three of those Feiste boys worked on the farm of a man named George Luther according to their World War I draft … More Fostering Feiste’s
Perhaps today is the Bicentennial Birthday of the woman highlighted in this post. On the other hand, perhaps it is not. Yes, I have another one of those situations in which the date of birth is debatable. However, the two possible dates of birth are not a day or two apart. Nor is it a … More White House Builder’s Bride’s Bicentennial Birthday?
William Josef Hoffmann, if he was still alive today, would be celebrating a very special birthday. Since he was born on May 29, 1897, he would be 125 years old today. William was the son of Julius and Wilhelmine (Mirly) Hoffmann. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. We can view an … More William and Nora – The Hoffmann’s
I was presented with a problem today. Our German Family Tree says that Emma Paulina Petzoldt was born on May 28, 1881. Her death certificate says she was born on May 23, 1880, and her gravestone says she was born on May 23, 1878. I decided to research this story based on what is found … More When Were the Boren’s Born?
Today’s birthday girl is one of those people whose birthday only comes from calculating a date of birth from a death record that states how old a person was when they died in numbers of years, months, and days that they lived. If that calculation is correct, then this woman would be celebrating that special … More Reisenbichler’s Two Anna Marie’s – Putz and Pilz
Eleanora Regine Weber is today’s birthday girl. She was born on May 26, 1888, the daughter of Henry and Amalia (Kaufmann) Weber. A previous post was written about these parents titled, Henry and Amalia Weber – The Other Weber Farm. Eleanora was the first of 6 children born into this family. She was baptized at Trinity … More Weber – Schuessler – Hecht – Stelling
Ernest Rudolph Mueller was born on May 25, 1891, making today his 131st birthday. Ernest (or Ernst) was the son of Theodore and Emma (Thomas) Mueller, making him a member of what we call the “Frohna Mueller’s”. And, as you would expect, he was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Below is an image … More Mueller’s in Willow Springs
Barbara Marie Rodewald was born on May 24, 1867, so she is today’s birthday girl and she would be celebrating her 155th birthday. Barbara was the firstborn child of Edward and Christiana (Sandler) Rodewald. She was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg, so we cannot view an image of her baptism record. Barbara is … More Albert and Barbara – To Texas and Back
Two years ago, a post was published with the title, George’s Girls. It told the story of George and Mathilda (Elbrecht) Bingenheimer who had 6 children…all girls. Today, you will read the story about one of those girls, who also happens to be today’s birthday girl. Oneida Lena Bingenheimer was born on May 23, 1897, … More One of George’s Girls Gets Funke
I have learned that I need to be very careful to distinguish between the Hoehn family and the Hoehne family. Yesterday, I wrote a post about a Hoehn that was celebrating an anniversary. Today, you will read the story of a Hoehne that would be celebrating an anniversary today. You will discover that the two … More A Hoehne/Starzinger Wedding Anniversary