Pretty Poppitz

The word schön in German means “beautiful”. The “Americanized” spelling used to eliminate the umlaut is schoen. Stories about people with the surname, Schoen, have shown up on this blog before. Today you will read a story about a Schoen who married a Poppitz, thus making her a Pretty Poppitz. Here is a photo of … More Pretty Poppitz

A Beautiful Kraml

If you took the letters, A,K,L,M, and R, would you be able to make up a surname that would be easily identifiable?  Maybe you saw it today’s title, but I doubt that you could have predicted a spelling like Kraml.  I did a search on and found that the surname could only be found … More A Beautiful Kraml