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 (or, … 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 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

Is there curling in their DNA?

No athletic ability passed down to me

I have never given much thought to athletics in my family history. I personally have no skill in that area whatsoever. I’ve never met a sport that couldn’t make me cry. I was always picked last in gym class and I don’t blame the people doing the picking. I hated playing dodge ball (which we played every single day in sixth grade) and always tried to get hit right away so that I could be out. In high school, my normally patient friend, who was a member of the girl’s golf team, took me along … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Frieda Lemke

This week we remember Frieda Lemke who was born 135 years ago today.

 

Henriette Clara Frieda Lemke was born on 11 February 1881 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. She was the first child for Clara Christine Elsabe Freese and Johann Carl Friedrich Lemke. As a very young child, she and her mother departed from Hamburg, Germany on 23 August 1882. They arrived in New York on 7 September 1882. Her father had traveled to America ahead of his family. They first lived at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but then settled in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin.

Clara and Carl had seven more … Continue reading