Martin Hopfer D.D.S.

The life story I will tell today highlights a Hopfer.  Martin Hopfer was born on June 30, 1866.  He was the son of Gottfried and Catherine (Schaefer) Hopfer.  Yesterday’s character, Adolph Schaefer, would have called Martin’s mother, Aunt Catherine.  So Martin and Adolph would have been cousins.  Although I could find no direct connection in … More Martin Hopfer D.D.S.

Kassel-Koenig Kinship

It was August 20, 1892.  The setting was Farrar, Missouri.  Frank and Erna Kassel were blessed with their third child, a boy by the name of Karl Heinrich Kassel.  He would go through life using the name Henry.  Henry was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar.  Here is his baptism record. Every once in … More Kassel-Koenig Kinship

Isenberg in Wittenberg

Today is the birthday of Addie Isenberg.  She was the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Hanf) Isenberg.  Addie was born on December 3, 1899 and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri.  Here is her baptism record. This is a case where our research library has the church records of Trinity, Friedheim, but they … More Isenberg in Wittenberg

Gus Was A Storekeeper, But It Is Tillie’s Birthday Today

Written by Fred Eggers: =========== Yesterday I received a couple of Facebook messages from our regular blogger, Warren Schmidt, who is on vacation at an undisclosed location.  However, the photo that he posted reveals that he is at a beach or at a very big sand box somewhere. First, “GFT (German Family Tree) says August … More Gus Was A Storekeeper, But It Is Tillie’s Birthday Today