Wirth and ‘Witz

I will eventually get around to a girl who was born on March 29th, but first, I will discuss a boy that was born on our nation’s birthday, July 4, 1850. His name was Peter Wirth, Jr. As you can conclude, his father was also named Peter. His mother was Anna (Adler) Wirth. We have … More Wirth and ‘Witz

Mehner Merchants

Heinrich Carl Mehner was born on March 28, 1872, making today his 149th birthday. I will attempt to tell his story today. The Mehner family had arrived in this area in 1840, then not long after their arrival, Henry’s father was born in 1843. The Mehner family lived in a variety of townships in Perry … More Mehner Merchants

Fritz and Mary – The Bergmann Grandchildren

Fritz and Mary Bergmann were married on this day 135 years ago. Their marriage would probably be frowned upon these days. That is because these two shared the same set of grandparents, which would also make them first cousins. I will tell this couple’s story today. Friedrich John “Fritz” Bergmann was born on September 24, … More Fritz and Mary – The Bergmann Grandchildren