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. I’m using a random number generator to decide how many years to go back in time. The intent is to see which ancestors were living, where they lived, the basics of what was going on in their lives, and what was going on in the world around them.
Going back to 1670 has proven to be much more difficult than my first post in this series when we went back to … Continue reading
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