I did notice one of the main characters in today’s story in a document I looked at yesterday. However, it was not until I started searching for a person to write about for today that I decided to use that same document for this post. Let’s start by looking at that document. It was shared … More Cousin Baptism Twins
Today is not just Groundhog Day. Today is not just Super Bowl Sunday. You can also point out that today’s date when written as 02/02/2020 is a palindrome…it can be read the same backwards and forwards. However, today also happens to be the 180th anniversary of the establishment of the Lutheran church in Paitzdorf, Missouri. … More Grace, Uniontown Turns a 180
If you were to ask me to list the top four surnames of lay people who were associated with the establishment of the Lutheran church in Uniontown, Missouri, I think that list would be the following: Hemmann, Frentzel, Hopfer, and Telle. Those are certainly not the only important names involved in the history of that … More Uniontown Hall of Fame Names
We have a whole flock of Fiehler’s in our German Family Tree, and I have written several blog posts about Fiehler’s. However, there not as many Fuehler’s. I will attempt to tell the story of Alfred Fuehler today, and you will discover, if you don’t know it already, that he has some connection to the … More Foster Fuehler – Or Is It Fiehler?
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
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
Christine Hemmann is today’s birthday girl. She was born on August 10, 1886, making today her 133rd birthday. It did not take me long once I started researching Christine that I had to ask the question, “Did Christine marry Barny Bohnert or did she marry Benjamin Bohnert?” By the time I’m done with this post, … More Barney or Benjamin Bohnert?
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
We begin today with a birth that took place in Paitzdorf, Germany. Maria Hemmann, a member of what I call the Hemmann Herd, was born on July 26, 1829. She was the daughter of J.G. Hemmann and his first wife, Maria Bachmann, so I suppose she may have been named after her mother. We have … More Solving Mysteries with Death Records
I had the privilege of speaking at a Hemmann Reunion in Shawneetown, Missouri yesterday. It was a gathering of 72 folks who could all trace their ancestry back to one of J.G. Hemmann’s grandsons, Gustav Hemmann, who was born in 1850. I happened to run across another record in our German Family Tree that comes … More Hemmann Herd Member Marries Saddlemaker’s Son