George’s Girls

George Bingenheimer was born on March 31, 1861, so today would have been his 159th birthday.  We do not have a baptism record for George, but there are a few documents that say he was born in Cape Girardeau County.  For what it’s worth, bingen means “bang” and heimer means “home” according to Google Translate. … More George’s Girls

Wirth-while Merchandise

Today would have been the 130th birthday for Hugo Wirth, who was born on March 25, 1890.  He was the son of George and Pauline (Schade) Wirth.  Hugo was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg.  We are unable to see baptism records from that church because a fire destroyed them.  A later confirmation record … More Wirth-while Merchandise

York Chapel Hoffman’s – With One “n”

I will eventually get around to including a character from our German Family Tree to today’s story.  In fact, that German Lutheran will be today’s birthday boy.   However, before I get to him, I want to tell the story of his wife’s family….the Hoffman’s.  I have told stories on this blog about Hoffmann’s in the … More York Chapel Hoffman’s – With One “n”