A Hunt in Iowa

A while back, I published a post about a rather large family named Hunt. It was titled, The Hunts and Their Herd. In that post was this family photograph that almost certainly contains today’s main character. Johann Joseph Hunt was born on February 21, 1899, so today would be his 123rd birthday. He was the 5th … More A Hunt in Iowa

Elmer and Ada Putz

Elmer Putz would have been celebrating his 125th birthday today. He was born on January 20, 1896, the son of Henry and Christiane (Ruehling) Putz. Elmer was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri. We have transcriptions of the records from that congregation, but I cannot display actual church records. Below is the … More Elmer and Ada Putz

Frank and Minnie

Frank married twice. His first marriage was the infamous $15 wedding that was described in the post with that title, The $15 Wedding. Then, his second marriage, the one involving Frank and Minnie, took place on this day, so that couple would be celebrating their wedding anniversary today if they were still alive. I urge … More Frank and Minnie