A Diefenbach Duo

I have written several stories over the years that begin with a rather lonely church record and then proceed to take place beyond the confines of our German Family Tree. Today, you will read another one of those tales. The only record in our GFT for a man by the name of Ernst Andrew Diefenbach … More A Diefenbach Duo

Shortest Name?

I think the main character in today’s post would have the distinction of being the shortest name of all the individuals that have previously appeared on this blog. Her name was Ida Ude. I asked some locals how they would pronounce this name, and the answer I was given was Eye-da Oo-dee. That means this … More Shortest Name?

Teacher Griebel

Today’s main character was born in California. It’s not often that I write the story of a person born in California. Of course, it is somewhat more believable when I tell you that he was born in California, Missouri. That town is located not far from Jefferson City as is shown in the map below. … More Teacher Griebel