Perhaps today is the Bicentennial Birthday of the woman highlighted in this post. On the other hand, perhaps it is not. Yes, I have another one of those situations in which the date of birth is debatable. However, the two possible dates of birth are not a day or two apart. Nor is it a … More White House Builder’s Bride’s Bicentennial Birthday?
Yesterday, I wrote the story of Emma Moldenhauer. As promised, today you will be told the story of her twin brother, Henry. Heinrich Christian Moldenhauer, also born on December 26, 1884, is listed on a Perry County birth record as being the 8th child in his family. Our German Family Tree lists him and his … More Menfro Moldenhauer Twins – The Second One
Magdalena “Lena” Hooss, if she was still alive, would be celebrating a very special birthday today. She was born on October 2, 1845, the daughter of Henry and Barbara (Fath) Hooss making today her 175th birthday. Lena’s baptism record is found in the books of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown. A note in this record … More Cook and Concierge/Barber and Barkeep
Elizabeth Barbara Lewis is today’s birthday girl. Her birthday was April 17, 1869. Lizzie, as she would be later called, was the daughter of George and Rebecca (Phillips) Lewis. You might be thinking that these are not German names, and you would be right. However, we do find her being baptized at a Lutheran church. … More The End Comes to Lizzie
John Hooss and Mary Magdalena Kiesler were married in Perryville 150 years ago. I will attempt to tell the tale of a prominent family in Perryville history. I will begin with documenting the early years of John Hooss. John Hooss was born on February 1, 1848, the son of Henry and Barbara (Fath) Hooss. His … More Hooss Celebrating Their 150th Anniversary?
Today was Ida Mina Hooss’s birthday. Ida was born in Perryville, Missouri on June 24, 1877, making today her 142nd birthday. She was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Cadenbach) Hooss. Her father, over the years, was a hotel keeper and merchant in Perryville. Ida was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. Below are … More Miss Hooss – Schoolmarm
I was attracted to this story because of the name Gothard Pfennighausen. As near as I can tell, this name means something like “penny house” in German. He married Emma Hooss on June 9th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville in 1890. Gotthard’s trail led to many different places…..and several changes in names. Plus, there … More Name Changing