Happy Birthday Norman Krueger

Norman Arthur August Krueger (1904-1980)

Norman Arthur August Krueger was born on 22 Nov 1904 in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin as the fifth child of Bernhard Richard R Krueger and Frieda H Lemke. Norman’s maternal grandmother, Clara, was a midwife and assisted in his birth. He had five siblings, namely: Sadie Clere, Arnold F, Bernhard R, Irene Clara Anna, and John F. As we learned last week, when we were celebrating Bernhard’s birthday, the family lived in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Norman graduated from high school there in 1923. During high school he was on the agriculture track. He was … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Bernhard Richard R Krueger

Bernhard Krueger.

Bernhard Richard R Krueger (1873-1927)

Bernhard Richard R Krueger was born on 18 Nov 1873 in Herman Township, Dodge, Wisconsin, as the fifth child of Johann Krueger and Augusta Baumann. He had seven siblings, namely: Carl Friedrich Emmanuel, Franz W, Robert Friedrich, Louise, Anna Marie Mathilde, Martha J. E., and Otto Emil A.. When he was a child, his family moved from Dodge County, Wisconsin to the Town of Texas in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

When he was 25, he married Frieda H Lemke, daughter of Johann Carl Friedrich Lemke and Clara Christine Elsabe Freese. They married, … 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

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