The life story I will tell today highlights a Hopfer. Martin Hopfer was born on June 30, 1866. He was the son of Gottfried and Catherine (Schaefer) Hopfer. Yesterday’s character, Adolph Schaefer, would have called Martin’s mother, Aunt Catherine. So Martin and Adolph would have been cousins. Although I could find no direct connection in … More Martin Hopfer D.D.S.
Today, I am going to re-publish an old post and add some new information and some new photographs to it. Yesterday, our museum had a few visitors who happened to be descendants of the Harry mentioned in the title of this post who way back in 1885 was left in a basket out in the … More Harry Abandoned on the Prairie – Updated
The photo above shows the World War II draft registration for Harry Flach, a clerk for a seed and hardware company in Peoria, Illinois who was born in Minden, Nebraska. This document does not give any clue to Harry’s connection to the Saxon immigration, but there is one. Here is how Harry’s story begins (and … More Harry Abandoned on the Prairie