A Brand New Guy

The starting point for today’s post is the birthday of Louis Henry Edward Brand, who was born on August 15, 1889. The surname, Brand, has not previously shown up on this blog. Edward was the son of Friedrich and Lucie (Fritz) Brand. When I discovered that Edward’s family was living in the Randol Township of … More A Brand New Guy

Susie’s Pensel

As it turns out, I am going to wish Fritz and Susie Pensel a belated “Happy Anniversary” today. Our German Family Tree, which gets its information from the binder of records we have from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, says these two were married on June 7, 1894, but I discovered that other official … More Susie’s Pensel

Reisenbichler’s Two Anna Marie’s – Putz and Pilz

Today’s birthday girl is one of those people whose birthday only comes from calculating a date of birth from a death record that states how old a person was when they died in numbers of years, months, and days that they lived. If that calculation is correct, then this woman would be celebrating that special … More Reisenbichler’s Two Anna Marie’s – Putz and Pilz