A Meyr Multitude

The entry for Gustav Adolph Meyr takes up six pages in our German Family Tree.  If you find a relative of yours on one of those six pages, you are a descendant.  I figure there must be plenty of such descendants from Gustav out there.  I hope some of them will be reading this story.  … More A Meyr Multitude

A Beautiful Kraml

If you took the letters, A,K,L,M, and R, would you be able to make up a surname that would be easily identifiable?  Maybe you saw it today’s title, but I doubt that you could have predicted a spelling like Kraml.  I did a search on Ancestry.com and found that the surname could only be found … More A Beautiful Kraml

Poppitz Pairs

I started this story by looking at a wedding anniversary for this date and ended by finding a high school soccer teammate of mine…..at least I think so.  The couple getting married on April 28, 1946 was Marvin Poppitz and Anita Perr. They were united in wedlock at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg by Rev. … More Poppitz Pairs

Old Time L.A.

Around here, there are a few people who refer to the east side of Altenburg……past the downtown area, past the church and museum……as Lower Altenburg.  It is just fun to say that you are from L.A.  I happen to live in L.A.  It is a part of town that is not as often visited because … More Old Time L.A.