Herman the Brewer

I will begin today with an admission that there is some dispute about the birthdate of today’s main character. Our German Family Tree states that Herman Ludwig was born on January 22, 1859. However, his later death certificate not only states that his birthday took place on January 21st, but it also says he was … More Herman the Brewer

Flora and Her Baker

A flower child was born on this day not long before the turn of the 20th century. Her name was Flora (which is Latin for flower) Suzanne Drumtra, the youngest daughter of William and Susanna (Mueller) Drumtra. We have this photograph of Flora’s parents. Flora was born on December 4, 1893 and baptized at Trinity … More Flora and Her Baker

Kasten Caretakers

The beginning place for this post is a birthday that took place on this day 150 years ago. Normally, such a starting point leads to that person finding a spouse, discussing a wedding, which is usually followed by the birth of several children, and ending with a husband and wife dying and being buried. This … More Kasten Caretakers

Mayor of Grand Tower

Friedriech Johann Wilhelm “Brooks” Arbeiter is today’s birthday boy. He was born on November 22, 1896, the son of Frederick and Magdalena (Heeszel) Arbeiter. John was the first child out of 9 that were born to Frederick and Magdalena. I don’t know where it originated, but our German Family Tree shows “Brooks” as his nickname. … More Mayor of Grand Tower

Papa Julius

When I wrote yesterday’s post about Hugo Hemmann, whose wedding anniversary was November 2nd, I didn’t realize that his father, Julius Hemmann, had a November 3rd wedding anniversary. In fact, his father’s first wedding not only took place on this date, but he was married in 1870, making today his 150th wedding anniversary. I cannot … More Papa Julius