J.J. the Accountant

One of my boyhood friends was named Joel. Someone pinned him with the nickname “Jolly Joel” which appropriately described his character. As time went by, that nickname was shortened to “J.J.”. Today, you will read the story of another man who could have been called “J.J.”. I don’t know if he was, but I cannot … More J.J. the Accountant

Schlanstedt from Halberstadt-Preusser from Frauenprieβnitz

The title for today is what I would call a German mouthful.  It contains two surnames, one of which is still a fairly common name in East Perry County.  That surname is Preusser.  The other surname quickly disappeared.  The only records I could find for any Schlanstedt’s were for a mother and her daughter who … More Schlanstedt from Halberstadt-Preusser from Frauenprieβnitz