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
I actually started writing this post, thinking I had this family figured out, but I had to restart after I found all kinds of confusing records. So I have decided begin with a different starting point and disregard the previous generation, and this led me to do a restart of this post. Suffice it to … More Perry County Waser Women
Hugo Gustave Werner Mueller was born on October 2, 1898, so he would have been celebrating his 120th birthday today. Werner’s father, who had previously been married to Anna Drumtra, had married Marie Asche in 1897. Their first child was Werner. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. In all, of Anton’s 15 … More Anton’s Family Photos
If he was alive today, we would be celebrating the 127th birthday of Walther Theodosius Weinhold. Walther is shown on many documents as being named Walter, and my guess is that most people called him Walter during his lifetime. However, his given name was Walther. One may wonder if he was named after the famous … More Named After His Grandmother?