Barkeep’s Boy

August Arensburg is today’s birthday boy.  He was born on March 26, 1843 in  Kassel, Germany.  His father’s name was Frederick, but his mother’s name is not in any records that we have.  August had an older brother named Christoph, and his first two children died in 1857, and their death records can be found … More Barkeep’s Boy

Frau Cooper Hopfer

A while back, we posted a blog titled, Cooper Hopfer.  It was the story of one of the original immigrants who arrived in Perry County as a member of the Gruber group in the winter of 1839.  He was a barrel maker named Michael Hopfer.  Today is the date when Michael’s wife died.  Her name … More Frau Cooper Hopfer

Cooper Hopfer

May 20th was the day that Michael Hopfer died in 1877.  Michael Hopfer came to America as part of the Gruber group at the end of 1839 and settled in the area designated as Paitzdorf (later changed to Uniontown).  The passenger list from the Johann Georg and census records list him as being a cooper, … More Cooper Hopfer