Uniontown Weber’s

I call some the Frohna Weber’s, some the Altenburg Weber’s, some The Ridge Weber’s, and even some the Boat Weber’s (who came in the original immigration in 1839). I did not expect to find some Uniontown Weber’s, but the Weber couple you will read about today is one that ended up living in the Uniontown … More Uniontown Weber’s

John and Emilie – A Pair of Longtown Weinrich’s

As you can see on the passenger list for the ship, Minerva, the John Weinrich family arrived in America in 1853. There is some confusion about the arrival of the Weinrich”s because the Friedenberg Remembrances books says this family came to America in 1852 aboard the ship, Leonidas. However, this family is not found on … More John and Emilie – A Pair of Longtown Weinrich’s

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)