I will tell the tale of Louis Oswald today. Eventually, I will get around to a life event that happened on this day, but not right away. Louis was born on March 18, 1875, the son of Christian and Margaretha (Droege) Oswald. Louis was child #4 in a family of 7. He was baptized at … More Oswald Carpentry
I will eventually get around to pointing out a bicentennial birthday for today, but not right away. I will begin instead with the husband of the bicentennial birthday girl. In his case, his name is even a matter of debate. Even though our German Family Tree spells the surname as Buettner, I am going to … More A Boettner Blacksmith
Today’s post starts with the birthday of Emma Louisa Hoehn. Almost immediately upon looking at her life story, I became confused. One of my first puzzles was this: Did Emma marry William Gottlieb Boxdorfer or did she marry Gottlieb William Boxdorfer? This situation had my head swimming for a while, but I think I have … More William Gottlieb or Gottlieb William?