Jake and Mina

Wilhelmina Marie Christine Hellwege was born 163 years ago. Her birthday was July 1, 1858. This girl would most often be called Mina or something similar on future documents. Mina’s parents were Heinrich and Friedericke (Winter) Hellwege. A previous post was written about Mina’s father and his four wives titled, The Fourth Marriage. Mina was … More Jake and Mina

Grosse Pfeiffer

I will begin with a discussion of German words today. The word, grosse, in German can be translated to the word large in English. I also found evidence that the German surname, Pfeiffer, can be translated as fifer, one who plays the fife. When I think of a fife, I think of a fife and … More Grosse Pfeiffer

Easter Hill

I know this is going to be quite a literary stretch, but I am always on the lookout for a play on words, and I could not resist sharing this one on this Easter Sunday.  A marriage took place on April 21, 1892, and one of the participants was a Bodenschatz.  Google Translate tells me … More Easter Hill

Research Rock Stars

It is a week of getting interesting visitors here at our museum.  Yesterday’s post referred to our friends, the Wittenberg Cousins.  Today, we have two ladies in our midst who I refer to as rock stars of Perry County family research.  Their names are Lori Adams and Diane Anderson.  If any of you spend any … More Research Rock Stars