Rudy and Rosie

Rudolph Andreas Petzoldt was born on June 25, 1896, so he would have been celebrating his 124th birthday if he was still alive today.  Rudolph was the last child born to Charles and Theresia (Leimer) Petzoldt.  He was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Missouri.  Below is his baptism record. When Rudolph was just … More Rudy and Rosie

Popp’s Pfau Frau

Pauline Clara Pfau is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 23, 1864, the daughter of Gottfried and Amalie (Draman or Trummann) Pfau.  There is a little bit of a puzzle having to do with this Pfau family.  Clara’s parents arrived in America aboard the Magdalene in 1859.  Take a look at the passenger … More Popp’s Pfau Frau

Ole’ Ben Hopfer

Benjamin Hopfer and Emma Vogel were married on this date 114 years ago.  Although Emma lived to the ripe, old age of 92, her husband, Ole’ Ben Hopfer, oulived her, making it into three-digit territory.  We will take a look at this couple today. Benjamin Hopfer was born on November 10, 1882, the son of … More Ole’ Ben Hopfer