Pocahontas Undertaker

I’m going to begin with a little mathematics today. Today is September 2nd, or as is shown with just numbers, 9/2. 9 x 2 = 18. Also, 9 “squared” is 81. So, for my crazy mathematical brain, 9/2/1881 carries with it a special mathematical significance. And 9/2/1881 is the birthday for one of the main … More Pocahontas Undertaker

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

Pilz/Stueve: Another Ridge Couple

Yesterday’s story included Emma Jungclaus, whose mother was Gesche (Stueve) Jungclaus.  I will be telling a story today which includes a character, Maria Anna Stueve, who would have been Emma Jungclaus’s first cousin.  Maria’s father, Herman Stueve, was Gesche’s brother.  Emma’s marriage to Albert Weber was a Ridge wedding.  Maria Stueve’s marriage would be another … More Pilz/Stueve: Another Ridge Couple