Jacob and Caroline – The Mecker-Weinrich Couple

Jacob Henry Mecker was born on October 29, 1862, making today his 160th birthday. Jacob was the son of another Jacob Mecker. I have this photo of the senior Jacob Mecker. Jacob’s mother was Nettie (Arnold) Mecker. According to information found in the Friedenberg Remembrances book, these parents were married in New Orleans, Louisiana. An … More Jacob and Caroline – The Mecker-Weinrich Couple

Longtown Hoehn’s

You will be reading in this post about a wedding that took place 126 years ago. This year is the 125th anniversary year of Zion Lutheran Church in Longtown. The family of the bride was especially involved in the establishment of that congregation. However, the marriage is not recorded in that church’s books because it … More Longtown Hoehn’s

Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

The three names in the title of today’s post are included in ones that I refer to as “Friedenberg Names”. Two of these names appeared in the title of another post recently titled, Rauh-Bergmann-Thorp-Fassold. The story you are about to read begins with the birth of a Bergmann baby. Margareta Barbara Bergmann was born on … More Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

A Thieret Throng

When you look at Lutheran marriages that took place in the 1800’s, you often find a couple in which one was born in Germany and one was born in the United States. When you get to marriages taking place in the 1900’s, almost all brides as well as grooms were born in this country. The … More A Thieret Throng