Today I will write the story involving characters about which I have documented the children in a family, but not so much about their parents. For example, today I will write about Joseph and Emilie Bachmann, and I have previously told the tale of at least one of their children, and in the process have … More Bachmann and Schmidt
Schoen is a word that means “beautiful” in German. On several previous occasions, I have written stories about people with the surname, Schoen. Today, I am going to attempt to relate what I have found about how that name arrived in this area. The story of the Schoen beginnings takes place in the Apple Creek … More Some Beautiful Beginnings
I will eventually get around to including a character from our German Family Tree to today’s story. In fact, that German Lutheran will be today’s birthday boy. However, before I get to him, I want to tell the story of his wife’s family….the Hoffman’s. I have told stories on this blog about Hoffmann’s in the … More York Chapel Hoffman’s – With One “n”
Gustav Adolph Schaefer is the birthday boy for June 29th. He was born on this day in 1878. It is his story that I will tell today. Before I go on, let me state that he went by the name Adolph on most of the documents I found, so that will be the name that … More Schaefer and Bock
I know you are quite familiar with Angel Food Cake. Today, I will tell you about Angeline Pi. Forgive me. It’s the Math teacher that’s still in me. I cannot get rid of it. Today is Pi Day (3.14), and I just have to sneak a little Pi (π) into today’s post. Angeline Hopfer was … More Angeline Pi
Maria Hopfer was born on this day, and I will attempt to tell her story. She was born on March 4, 1841, so today would have been her 178th birthday. She was the daughter of Michael and Justine (Quaas) Hopfer and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown (although neither the church nor the town … More Maria’s Soldier and Merchant from Old Appleton
Among all the records that we have from the church books of congregations in East Perry County, I think I may have located the Lutheran Cinderella. Her name was Bertha Schlichting, and her birthday would have been today. She was born on December 6, 1889 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. Bertha … More The Lutheran Cinderella?
First of all, I want to recognize the fact that today is the birthday of my great grandfather, Gottwerth Schmidt, who came to America as part of the Gesellschaft when he was four years old. However, today I will be focusing on a baby Schmidt girl that was born on September 7, 1865. Her name … More Another Schmidt Birthday