More Potter Mueller’s – Oscar and Mamie

Maria Sophia Heise is today’s birthday girl. She would have been 132 years old if she was alive today. Marie would eventually take on the nickname, Mamie. She was born on September 9, 1889, the daughter of Andrew and Louise (Schamburg) Heise. Mamie was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Her baptism record is … More More Potter Mueller’s – Oscar and Mamie

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