York Chapel Hoffman’s – With One “n”

I will eventually get around to including a character from our German Family Tree to today’s story.  In fact, that German Lutheran will be today’s birthday boy.   However, before I get to him, I want to tell the story of his wife’s family….the Hoffman’s.  I have told stories on this blog about Hoffmann’s in the … More York Chapel Hoffman’s – With One “n”

Man of Few Letters

I think it’s safe to say that German names are sometimes famous for being rather long.  I know that some of the ones that have been found around here over the years required plenty of letters to write.  Examples might include Lichtenegger, Bodenschatz, Bingenheimer, and my personal favorite…..Schimmelpfennig.  During the years when I was a … More Man of Few Letters

Constable Henry

I start today with a family photo.  It displays the family of Carl and Johanna (Hopfer) Bodenschatz. One of the main characters in today’s story is the man standing in the back on the left, Henry Bodenschatz.  I chose him today because it was on this day that he married his wife, Louise Schmidt.  They … More Constable Henry