George Gerhardt – From Blacksmith to Selling Refrigerators

Today’s post once again sent me off on some more tangential research (down some extra rabbit holes).  This time, I was off on a journey to learn the history of refrigeration and tractor trailers.  I had actually done some of this research a while back on refrigeration when I was writing my Wittenberg ’03 book.  … More George Gerhardt – From Blacksmith to Selling Refrigerators

Another Anna Marie

When I found today’s birthday girl and began researching her, I made this observation and asked this question.  “Another Anna Marie.  How many Anna Marie’s are there in our German Family Tree?”  So, I did a search.  When I placed the term “Anna Marie” in the search box, Microsoft Word came up with 302 results.  … More Another Anna Marie

Bachmann and Schmidt

Today I will write the story involving characters about which I have documented the children in a family, but not so much about their parents.  For example, today I will write about Joseph and Emilie Bachmann, and I have previously told the tale of at least one of their children, and in the process have … More Bachmann and Schmidt

Engert #21

Today’s birthday girl, Elizabeth Engert, led me on an interesting research trail today despite the fact that she only lived 44 years.  Her story leads to several interesting questions.  One has to do with her birth date.  Another has to do with the time of service of some pastors.  Another has to do with marriage … More Engert #21

Gottfried’s Angels

From 1976-1981, there was a popular TV series called Charlie’s Angels.  Right now, there is a movie in the theaters by that title which attempts to recreate that show.  The show highlighted three ladies who teamed as crime fighters.  I have three daughters who have on occasion compared themselves to Charlie’s Angels.  They even recreated … More Gottfried’s Angels