Eldest Girl Elda

Elda Hemmann is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on December 17, 1890, the daughter of Benjamin and Emma (Sachman) Hemmann.  For many years, her father was a teacher in East Perry County.  He taught at the Lutheran school in Wittenberg from 1892-1902.  Then from 1903-1925, he was the teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in … More Eldest Girl Elda

Pott Heads

Arthur Friedrich Pott was born on November 18, 1886 in St. Louis.  He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Roth) Pott.  His father was a Lutheran school teacher in St. Louis when he was born.  If he was called Art Pott, then you could say he would be another person who could claim to … More Pott Heads

Hoeh Hemmann Hookup

I will begin today’s post with a pronunciation discussion.  A main character in today’s story is Paul Hoeh.  Around here, the surname Hoeh is pronounced “hay”.  I suppose it goes back to when the name was originally spelled Höh.  When the umlaut disappeared and an “e” was placed behind it, I’m sure it has caused … More Hoeh Hemmann Hookup

Another J.G. Hemmann

Johann Gottfried Hemmann was one of the most prolific patriarchs who was part of the 1839 immigration.  He arrived in late 1839 with the Gruber Group.  He had at least 20 children with two wives (a recent discovery indicates his wife may have had another baby who died right away which also caused the death … More Another J.G. Hemmann