Boehme’s in Frames

I took a different approach today.  Instead of looking for a story that corresponds with today’s date, I chose to highlight a donation that our museum recently received.  And yet, despite that approach, I still managed to find a trivial connection to today’s date. The donations we received are photographs from a Boehme family, so … More Boehme’s in Frames

A Wirth-y Carpenter

John Wirth was born on March 29, 1854.  Or was he?  According to the records of Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg, there was another John Wirth born on July 24, 1857.  Since they were both sons of Peter and Anna (Adler)(Newberry) Wirth, these two would have been brothers.  Before I attempt to explain this, I … More A Wirth-y Carpenter

Hammerand Carpenter

I never know from day to day where a story will lead me.  Today, I started with a baptism record at Salem Lutheran Church.  That and a confirmation record for today’s birthday girl are the only records we have in our German Family Tree.  The girl’s name was Julia Boehme.  Before I go on, let … More Hammerand Carpenter