Today’s post will attempt to tell the story of a wedding that took place 150 years ago. By the time I am done with this post, you will see that I have some unanswered questions about both the bride and the groom that were involved in this wedding. Let’s begin with the groom. Friedrich Metzner … More Destination Wedding – 150 Years Ago
After researching the life of Joseph Jacob, I came to the conclusion that he was a man who was always willing to learn how to succeed in a new business. I think you may come to the same conclusion after I tell you his story. Joseph Emanuel Jacob is today’s birthday boy. He was born … More Joseph Jacob – Man of Many Trades
I have written several stories now which include a marriage that takes place involving a bride and groom in which one participant grew up on this side of the Mississippi River, and the other was born and raised on the other side of the river in Illinois. Today will be another example of one of … More Rudy and Maria – Another Altenburg/Jacob Couple
The life story I will tell today highlights a Hopfer. Martin Hopfer was born on June 30, 1866. He was the son of Gottfried and Catherine (Schaefer) Hopfer. Yesterday’s character, Adolph Schaefer, would have called Martin’s mother, Aunt Catherine. So Martin and Adolph would have been cousins. Although I could find no direct connection in … More Martin Hopfer D.D.S.