According to my reckoning, today’s birthday boy was the 17th child born to his father and the 8th to his mother. All together, his father had 21 children. Also, if I have it figured correctly, the father was almost 60 years old when today’s main character was born. That prolific father was Johann Gottfried Hemmann, … More A Hemmann-Fiehler Pair
I have already written two posts about men named Robert Fiehler. The one that is most remembered by local residents is Gerard Fiehler’s dad. The post telling his story was titled, Born on Mom and Dad’s Anniversary. Another Robert Fiehler originated here in Perry County but ended up living in Potter, Nebraska. The post about him … More The First Robert Fiehler
You are going to read a type of story today that I usually do not even consider for this blog. My standard procedure for choosing stories is to find one that began before the turn of the 20th century. I do that for a reason. If I look into a story that begins in the … More Farm Mishap Kills Dirt Weinhold
I think it’s safe to say that German names are sometimes famous for being rather long. I know that some of the ones that have been found around here over the years required plenty of letters to write. Examples might include Lichtenegger, Bodenschatz, Bingenheimer, and my personal favorite…..Schimmelpfennig. During the years when I was a … More Man of Few Letters
If Benjamin Oswin Bock and Alma Brandes would be alive today, they would be celebrating 100 years of wedded bliss. These two were married at Grace Lutheran Church on October 12, 1919. I can just imagine some initials carved into an old oak tree somewhere in Union Township stating B.B.+A.B with a heart surrounding them. … More B.B. of Company B + A.B.
Karl August Alwin Frentzel was born on August 11, 1890, so he is our birthday boy today. In almost all the records for this person he is called Charles, so I will use that name. He was the son of Alwin and Elizabeth (Ruhkopf) Frentzel and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown. Here is … More Bugler and Bock
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
Peter Lohmann immigrated to the United States in 1866. He was one of many people who made the voyage to America aboard the ship, Carl. A post was written about that ship’s voyage titled, Carl’s Arrival. Peter was born on June 21, 1837 in Scheeβel, Germany. Here is his baptism record. When he came to … More Lohmann – The Altenburg Cobbler
Not long ago, the story was told with the title, Bock Beer. After seeing the surnames involved in today’s tale, I couldn’t resist using the term Bock Wein in today’s title. After all, wein is the German word for wine. So today, you will read about the marriage between a Bock and a Weinhold. It … More Bock Wein…………..hold.
Wikipedia describes bock beer as “a strong lager of German origin”. Also, the word, bock, in German means he-goat or ram. I will attempt to tell the story of several Bock’s today. Eventually, I will tell at least part of the story of four generations of Bock’s, three of which carry the name Michael Bock. … More Bock Beer