The Premier Etzold

There is a birthday for today’s story, but it is not for the individual mentioned in the title.  Today’s birthday girl is Pauline Ernestine Jacob who was born on March 18, 1844.  She was the daughter of Michael and Marie (Hopfer) Jacob, who were two of the original immigrants that were part of the Gruber … More The Premier Etzold

Ben and Bertha

Bertha Ernestine Doberenz was born on February 25, 1851 in Germany.  While she was still quite young, in 1852, Bertha came with her parents and an older brother to America.  Bertha’s parents were David and Anna (Thiemer) Doberenz.  When this family arrived here, they became members of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown (although it was … More Ben and Bertha