Wirth-while Merchandise

Today would have been the 130th birthday for Hugo Wirth, who was born on March 25, 1890.  He was the son of George and Pauline (Schade) Wirth.  Hugo was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg.  We are unable to see baptism records from that church because a fire destroyed them.  A later confirmation record … More Wirth-while Merchandise

First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s

The founding father of the Farrar Fritsche’s was born on this day, February 17, 1843.  Heinrich Fritsche was born in Germany.  While still in Germany, he married Bertha Boehme.  These two were probably married around 1870 because their first son was born in 1871.  Although I could not find any baptism or marriage records in … More First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s

Ida and Charley

Karl Gottlob Fritsche would have been 126 years old today.  He was born on December 3,  1892, and baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois. He was the son of Robert and Magdalene (Darnstaedt) Fritsche.  This is his baptism record.  It stretches out over two pages, so I had to make two images. Carl … More Ida and Charley