Grosse Pfeiffer

I will begin with a discussion of German words today. The word, grosse, in German can be translated to the word large in English. I also found evidence that the German surname, Pfeiffer, can be translated as fifer, one who plays the fife. When I think of a fife, I think of a fife and … More Grosse Pfeiffer

Pastor Q

I have not written may posts about people who have surnames that begin with a “Q”. For the record, our German Family Tree contains only 4 pages of information on surnames beginning with “Q”. I remember doing a post about a Michael Quast, and I vaguely remember someone married to a Quaas, but that’s all … More Pastor Q

A Kuntze Chronicle

Wilhelm Carl August Kuntze was born on August 9, 1883 in Altenburg, Missouri, making him today’s birthday boy.  He is called August on some documents and Charles on others.  I will use Charles.  His parents were Wilhelm and Susanna (Grosse) Kuntze.  His father was married previously, so Charles had some siblings and half-siblings.  Charles was … More A Kuntze Chronicle