Unusual Census Entries

George Jacob Mecker was born on April 10, 1882, making today his 140th birthday. George was the son of Henry and Catherine (Bangert) Mecker. George has some information included in the Friedenberg Remembrances book, but I am not confident that he was baptized there. Since we cannot view the 1890 census, the first census in … More Unusual Census Entries

Mecker Mates

Heinrich Mecker would be celebrating his 161st birthday today if he was still alive. I will attempt to give you an account of his life. I am going to begin with his parents, Jacob and Nettie (Arnold) Mecker. There is a story in the Mecker family that says Jacob Mecker was a stowaway on the … More Mecker Mates

Lang-Rauh Connections

Yesterday, one of the characters was Anna Lang. Not long after she arrived in America in 1840, her mother, Magdalena (Harz) Lang, died.  Her father remarried.  His second wife was Anna Marie Fassold, and she blessed John Lang, Sr. with 7 more children.  The youngest of those children will be a major character in today’s … More Lang-Rauh Connections