It may be Cinco de Mayo elsewhere in the world, but we Germans would say it is the fünfter Mai. And on the fifth of May in 1886, Clara Vogel was born in Jacob, Illinois. I knew that after looking in our German Family Tree, I was quite sure that I was not going to … More Clara Finds Justus in Jacob – Or Did Justus Find Clara?
Today would have been the 117th anniversary for Theodore and Magdalena Catherina Hoffstetter. Now, if I have my German right, the word, “hof”, means farm or farmyard. Lena’s maiden name was Ochs, which I believe means ox, although around here, this name is pronounced with a long “o” sound. Thus the title. One thing that is … More An Ox Enters the Farmyard