A Dozen Scheetz

The main surname for today’s post goes through some spelling changes during one man’s lifetime. We first see it using the German spelling with an umlaut. The name was Schϋtz. We later see documents that spell this name in the standard way that a German umlaut spelling was “Americanized”. It was almost always changed by … More A Dozen Scheetz

The Lintner Link

Eva Katherine Stuebinger would have been celebrating a very special birthday if she was still alive today. She was born 150 years ago…October 22, 1870. I found a little evidence that she was called “Rena” during her lifetime, so I will use that name in this post. She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich and … More The Lintner Link

Hardware, Ice Cream, Mail, Merchandise, Food, Music, Beer

A marriage record shows up for April 12, 1896, and it began my search today.  Below is the marriage license. The bride and groom for this wedding were Caroline Horn and Adolph Weber.  The pastor was Rev. J. Stumpf.  The minister’s name had me stumped (or is that “stumpfed”) for a little while.  I eventually … More Hardware, Ice Cream, Mail, Merchandise, Food, Music, Beer