A Marriage Maze

We will begin with a birthday today, but the story will meander through many marriages before all is said and done.  I just hope I can keep it all straight.  The birthday boy for today is John Hadler.  He was born in Hanover, Germany on April 26, 1861, the son of Diedrich and Maria (Dammann) … More A Marriage Maze

Adolf the Blacksmith

There was a time around here when the name, Adolf, was pretty common.  Not anymore.  World War II and Adolf Hitler put an end to that name in America.  However, today’s main character was born before that time, and he is today’s birthday boy.  His name was Adolf Meyr. Adolf Meyr was the son of … More Adolf the Blacksmith

Otto and Josephine

Otto Bodenschatz is our birthday boy today.  He was born on February 10, 1887, the son of Frederick and Rosalie (Mueller) Bodenschatz.  This Bodenschatz family originally lived in Altenburg but would later relocate in Shawnee Township in Cape Girardeau County.  Otto was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is his baptism record. Otto’s … More Otto and Josephine