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
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