Bingenheimer and His Bodenschatz Bride

William Bingenheimer was born on this day, so he is today’s birthday boy.  As it turns out, William married a woman who had another long name that begins with a “B”…Bodenschatz. First, let’s take a look at the arrival of the Bingenheimer’s.  They arrived in 1848 aboard the Jaque Lafette.  William’s father, Phillip Bingenheimer, was … More Bingenheimer and His Bodenschatz Bride

George’s Girls

George Bingenheimer was born on March 31, 1861, so today would have been his 159th birthday.  We do not have a baptism record for George, but there are a few documents that say he was born in Cape Girardeau County.  For what it’s worth, bingen means “bang” and heimer means “home” according to Google Translate. … More George’s Girls

Longtown’s Hair Hacker – The Next Generation (Funke Haircuts)

Yesterday, I asked the question, “Who cuts a barber’s hair?”  It took me just one day to find a possible answer.  An answer in the case of the village of Longtown is that you train your nephew to be a barber and let him cut your hair. Today’s story begins with the birthday of the … More Longtown’s Hair Hacker – The Next Generation (Funke Haircuts)