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 Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger

Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger (1850-1910)

Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger was born on 12 Oct 1850 in Dobberphul, Pommern, Prussia as the second child of Gottfried Friederick Draeger and Joanna Friedericke Streich. She had six siblings, namely: Carl August Ferdinand, Carl Friedrich, August Wilhelm, Charles Frederick, Wilhelmina, and Mathilda Louisa Frederika. Her older brother, Carl August Ferdinand, and next brother, Carl Friedrich, both died as infants in Prussia.

Emilie’s hometown of Dobberphul is the northwestern part of modern-day Poland. When the Draeger family lived there, it was in Prussia, but the town is now called Pyrzyce and is in Poland … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Gottfried Friederick Draeger

Gottfried Friederick Draeger (1821-1899)

Gottfried Friederick Draeger was born on 12 Jan 1821 in Dobberphul, Pommern, Prussia as the third child of Michael Friederick Dräger and Christina Bohn. He was baptized at Dobberphul on 21 Jan 1821. He had five siblings, namely: Gottfried (who died young), Hanna Louisa, Dorothea Louisa, Christian, and Friederike.

He was called Friederick.

When he was 27, he married Joanna Friedericke Streich, daughter of Johann Friederick Streich and Maria Elizabeth Luise Liesener, on 13 Nov 1848 in Evangelical Church, Dobberphul, Pommern, Prussia. She was known as Friedericke.

Friederick and Friedericke started their family in Dobberphul. … 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 Auguste Henriette … 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