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

Anton’s Family Photos

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