Happy Birthday Frederick Wilhelm Aschbrenner

Frederick Wilhelm Aschbrenner (1839-1935)

Frederick Wilhelm Aschbrenner was born on 14 Feb 1839 in Hansfelde, Posen, Prussia as the second child of Friedrich Samuel Aschbrenner and Wilhelmina Mathwich. He had five siblings, namely: Gustav Edward, Adolph Friedrich Wilhelm, Herman August Ernest, Mathilda Alvine, and Albertina A. Aschbrenner. Hansfelde is now called Gieczynek, Wielkopolskie, Poland.

In Prussia, Frederick began apprenticing as a tailor. But, August Kopplin, a relative who had immigrated to America, encouraged others to come. Frederick’s parents sold their farm for less than it was worth and brought their family to American in 1856, when Frederick was a teenager. The … Continue reading

Girls Gone Wild 1917 Style

Girls Gone Wild 1917 Style

Nearly every week, a mystery is solved or some interesting twig (or nut) appears somewhere on the family tree. Here is a little news of recent findings.

I came across the following Wausau Daily Record-Herald article from 27 Apr 1917. Driving, shooting, carrying on? It sounds like Alice (Fehlhaber) Aschbrenner and the ladies had a fun day… “they are not near as helpless as some women are classed to be.

There is so much to love about this article.

It is interesting to know that Fred Aschbrenner had a new car in 1917. … Continue reading

Going back 102 years to 18 October 1915

Most days of most lives are “ordinary.” But, our ordinary is likely very different than the ordinary of our ancestors. Though, in some ways things are probably similar. So, this is the first of a series of what will become regular blog posts in which we will go back in time to explore what our ancestors may have been doing on a certain date. This idea was inspired by Roberta Estes’ blog post, On This Day – What Were Your Ancestors Doing? – 52 Ancestors #170. She picked a day and went back 100 years. I’m putting a slightly … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Friedrich Samuel Aschbrenner

Friedrich Samuel Aschbrenner (1810-1885)

Friedrich Samuel Aschbrenner was born on 19 Oct 1810 in Posen, Prussia, Germany as the child of Friedrich August Aschbrenner.

When he was about 26, he married Wilhelmina Mathwich, daughter of Anna Marie and Daniel Mathwich, about 1837 in Hansfelde, Posen, Prussia.

Friedrich Samuel Aschbrenner and Wilhelmina Mathwich had the following children:

  • Gustav Edward Aschbrenner was born on 21 Sep 1837 in Hansfelde, Posen, Prussia.  He married Johanna Fenhaus on 27 Jun 1866 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. He married Emilie Friedricke Caroline Graveen on 19 Sep 1867 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. He married Johanne Caroline Wilhelmine … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Ernestine-Caroline Neuman

    Ernestine-Caroline Neuman (1811-1873)

    Ernestine-Caroline Neuman was born on 23 Sep 1811 in Posen, Prussia, Germany. The names of her parents are not yet known.

    When she was about 21 years-old, she married Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber, son of Fehlhaber and Mary, in Posen, Prussia, Germany.

    Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber and Ernestine-Caroline Neuman had the following children:

  • August Fehlhaber was born on 05 Sep 1833 in Germany. He died on 02 Apr 1922 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin (Town of Berlin/Town of Berlin/Town of Berlin). He married Emelie Plish on 03 Aug 1862 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin (Town of Berlin/Town of Berlin).
  • Ottelie Emilie … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber

    Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber (1880-1970)

    Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber was born on 10 Sep 1880 in the Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin as the fifth child of Carl F. Fehlhaber and Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger. She had six siblings, namely: Mathilde A. Emilie, Emma Wilhelmine Maria, Carl Fredrich Henre, Maria Pauline Louise, Laura, and Robert Edward O. Her parents were immigrants to Wisconsin from Germany. Alice grew up on a farm in near the Town of Berlin in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

    When she was 22, Alice married Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner, son of Frederick Wilhelm Aschbrenner and Bertha … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner

    Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner (1874-1968)

    Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner was born on 03 Aug 1874 in the Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin as the third child of Frederick Wilhelm Aschbrenner and Bertha Auguste Henriette Kluender. He had eleven siblings, namely: Heinrich Frederick Franz, Carl Albert Emil, Otto Emil Valentine, Martha Anna Mathilda, Edward Albert Reinhart, Bertha Hulda Marie, Henry Herman Heinrich, Laura Amalia Henrietta, Frank George Wilhelm Bernard, Samuel Conrad George, and Hulda Amanda Alvina. Known as Fred, he grew up on the family farm and attended school through seventh grade.

    When he was 28, Fred married Alice Rosalie … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Sally

    Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner (1904-1983)

    Happy Birthday Sally!

    Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner was born on 07 May 1904 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin, 112 years ago today. She was the first child of Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner and Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber. She had one sibling, namely: Frederick Carl Aschbrenner. Sadly, Freddy died at age 27.

    She was called Sally.

    Sally grew up on her parents’ farm in the Town of Berlin in rural Marathon County, Wisconsin. In order to attend high school, she left home to live with her Uncle Ed and aunt Laura Aschbrenner. She was the valedictorian of Wausau … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber (1803-1885)

    Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber (1803-1885)

    Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber (1803-1885)

    Birth and Marriage

    Happy birthday to Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber who was born 213 years ago on 15 March 1803. Carl’s mother’s name was Mary, but his father’s name is not yet known to us. As a young man, Carl married Ernestine-Caroline Neuman. Little is known about his early life.

    Pomerania, Prussia, Germany or Poland

    Carl’s birth and marriage occurred in Pomerania or Prussia or Germany or Poland… With boundaries moving often, the area of his origin has changed names through the years. The Fehlhabers considered themselves Germans. When he was born, his town was in Pomerania. Situated … Continue reading