The puzzle in today’s story has to do with a date of marriage. In fact, it has to do with not only which day a couple was married, but also which year. Some documents say this pair had their wedding on December 31, 1894, and other documents say they were married on January 1, 1895. … More Which Year Was He Married? Midnight Perhaps?
Back in May of this year, I wrote a post titled, A Meyr Multitude, in which the highlighted character was Gustav Meyr. In his case, he was Gustav Adolph Meyr, and it was pointed out that he and his descendants take up 6 pages in our German Family Tree. It was also discussed in that … More Hoehl to the Other Gustav Meyr
Schoen is a word that means “beautiful” in German. On several previous occasions, I have written stories about people with the surname, Schoen. Today, I am going to attempt to relate what I have found about how that name arrived in this area. The story of the Schoen beginnings takes place in the Apple Creek … More Some Beautiful Beginnings