Hemmann, the Kansan

Today’s birthday boy is Paul Hemmann, who was born on August 24, 1880. Paul’s story will lead us to several different locations. You will discover that Paul did get married, but not until he was over 40 years of age, and he had no children. So, this is a branch of the Hemmann family that … More Hemmann, the Kansan

Hecht Hardships

Perhaps it is because I started my search in our German Family Tree where I left off yesterday. The end result is that I found another Hecht story to share with you today. The birthday boy for today is Immanuel Ernst Hecht who was born on February 10, 1885. Immanuel was the son of Heinrich … More Hecht Hardships

Papa Julius

When I wrote yesterday’s post about Hugo Hemmann, whose wedding anniversary was November 2nd, I didn’t realize that his father, Julius Hemmann, had a November 3rd wedding anniversary. In fact, his father’s first wedding not only took place on this date, but he was married in 1870, making today his 150th wedding anniversary. I cannot … More Papa Julius

From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

Today’s post is a collaborative effort of Fred and Cal Eggers, two brothers who have both previously contributed posts for our blog. I know I am extremely grateful, not only for giving me a day off from writing a post myself, but also for the quality of research that is always exhibited when either of … More From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

Winters on Route 66

One hundred thirty-five years ago, a set of twin boys was born in Altenburg, Missouri.  Their story, along with their mother and siblings, will take us on quite a trip, and also connect with another old post with an unexplained mystery. Ernst Rudolph and Johannes Friedrich Winter were born on July 2, 1885, the sons … More Winters on Route 66

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