Christine Hemmann is today’s birthday girl. She was born on August 10, 1886, making today her 133rd birthday. It did not take me long once I started researching Christine that I had to ask the question, “Did Christine marry Barny Bohnert or did she marry Benjamin Bohnert?” By the time I’m done with this post, … More Barney or Benjamin Bohnert?
Last December, our museum lost one of its devoted workers, Elmer Hecht. Today would have been Elmer’s grandfather’s 153rd birthday. His name was Heinrich Benjamin Hecht, and he was born on September 28, 1864 in Altenburg and was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church. I understand that he went by the name Benjamin or Ben. His … More Elmer’s Grandma and Grandpa
The name, Benjamin Gottfried Schuessler, caught my eye today. I noticed that he was listed as having the same date of birth as his day of death….April 23. Then I ran into a problem. As you can see in his baptismal record in the Concordia, Frohna books, it says he was born on April 23, … More Which Record Is More Reliable
On March 10, I posted about the beginning of the Hemmann Herd. Today I switch to the last child born to Gottfried Hemmann. On March 16, 1864, Michael Benjamin Hemmann was born in Uniontown, Missouri. About three months after his birth, Gottfried died at the age of 72. One must sit back in amazement at … More The Last of the Hemmann Herd….Teacher Hemmann