Theo and Anna Tanz

Theodore Eduard Berthold Tanz, if he was alive today, would have had to blow out 145 candles on his birthday cake. Theodore was born on February 1, 1876, the son of Herman and Margaretha (Blanken) Tanz. Theodore was the firstborn child in the Tanz family. Our German Family Tree lists 11 children all together in … More Theo and Anna Tanz

Blacksmith to Mechanic

I guess it makes sense.  A blacksmith was a person who worked with metal.  He often worked on pieces of equipment that were involved in transportation, such as wagons.  He worked with his hands.  So, when there was a transformation from horse and buggy days to automobiles and the internal combustion engines, workers were needed … More Blacksmith to Mechanic