Herman and Hilda

Herman Gottlieb Gustave Pfeiffer was born on November 26, 1890, making him today’s birthday boy. He would have had to blow out 131 candles on his cake if he was still alive today. Herman was the son of Herman and Louise (Klaus) Pfeiffer. I’m not exactly sure if he is a genuine Herman, Jr., but … More Herman and Hilda

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

Grosse Pfeiffer

I will begin with a discussion of German words today. The word, grosse, in German can be translated to the word large in English. I also found evidence that the German surname, Pfeiffer, can be translated as fifer, one who plays the fife. When I think of a fife, I think of a fife and … More Grosse Pfeiffer

Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land

The birthday boy for today somehow got the nickname, Moses.  I found evidence for that nickname on both Ancestry and in our German Family Tree.  His given name was Emanuel Gustav Newberry, and he was born on May 21, 1882.  Emanuel was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Christina (Metzner) Newberry. Emanuel was baptized at … More Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land

Gus Was A Storekeeper, But It Is Tillie’s Birthday Today

Written by Fred Eggers: =========== Yesterday I received a couple of Facebook messages from our regular blogger, Warren Schmidt, who is on vacation at an undisclosed location.  However, the photo that he posted reveals that he is at a beach or at a very big sand box somewhere. First, “GFT (German Family Tree) says August … More Gus Was A Storekeeper, But It Is Tillie’s Birthday Today

More Loebers in the House

Pictured are cousins, Madison and Luke Klaus, both descendants of our original Pastor G.H. Loeber in Altenburg.  They are standing beside the wedding dress of their multi-great grandmother, Wilhelmine Sophie Zahn Loeber.  They shared their direct family history with our research library.  It was wonderful to spend time with young adults interested in their family … More More Loebers in the House