Michael’s Horn

Today’s post was inspired by a marriage. Today’s date marks the day on which a wedding took place back towards the end of the 19th century. Since I mentioned someone named Michael in the title of this post, I will begin with him. John Michael Fassold was born on January 30, 1859, the son of … More Michael’s Horn


The three names in the title of today’s post are included in ones that I refer to as “Friedenberg Names”. Two of these names appeared in the title of another post recently titled, Rauh-Bergmann-Thorp-Fassold. The story you are about to read begins with the birth of a Bergmann baby. Margareta Barbara Bergmann was born on … More Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

Another Kunigunda

The rather unusual name, Kunigunda, has appeared on this blog several times over the years. I consider it unusual for a reason other than the fact that it is a name that has pretty much disappeared in today’s day, but also because of its meaning. It is a feminine name that means “brave warrior” or … More Another Kunigunda