A Valentine Master

I don’t think I will ever be referred to as a Valentine master. For many years, my friends considered me a confirmed bachelor. I didn’t get married until I was 39 years old. Even after I became a happily married man, I don’t think people would consider me a man of great romance. I am … More A Valentine Master

Meister Bauer

If you place the German words of today’s title into Google Translate, you will find the English translation to be “master farmer”.  A girl’s birthday led me to share the story of her and her husband, whose surname was Meister, a farmer from Frohna.  I will begin with the Meister. Emil Meister was born on … More Meister Bauer

Popp’s Pfau Frau

Pauline Clara Pfau is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 23, 1864, the daughter of Gottfried and Amalie (Draman or Trummann) Pfau.  There is a little bit of a puzzle having to do with this Pfau family.  Clara’s parents arrived in America aboard the Magdalene in 1859.  Take a look at the passenger … More Popp’s Pfau Frau

Wedig Wedding

Before I delve into today’s post, let me tell you about how I got some unexpected help in my research for it.  I am visiting some grandchildren this week, and my granddaughter Kaitlyn offered to help me.  Kaitlyn has been bugging me for a few years because she thinks she should have been included in … More Wedig Wedding