Thursday, March 31, 2011

WWI Daft Registration Sidney Riley

Here is another Draft Registration Card to share:
It answers a question I have had.  Since Sid was born in England of Naturalized American parents, what was his status.  It is clear from the form that he was considered an American Citizen due to his father's naturalization as the box labled:  Citizen by Father's Naturalization
before Registrant's Majority is checked.

Another piece of info that it gives us is their residence but unfortunately I cannot read it: 640 Schi????.  Sid was employed at Goodyear Tire & Rubber but again I cannot read the occupation:  Something wool.

Sid is listed as medium height and slender build with brown hair and again, I cannot read the eye color.

It states he had already enlisted in Merchant Marines on August 29, 1918.  He filled out this draft registration just a couple of weeks later.

Tom Riley has the original of this Merchant Marine ID card:
This card lists his hair as light brown with grey eyes. I know nothing about his service in the Merchant Marines.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oops, I did it again

I made a mistake on my blog calendar... Otto and Louise's anniversary is April 28, not March 28.  Thanks to David Glawe for the correction.

More DNA Info: Riley's

As I discussed here and here, Ray had his DNA tested.  I haven't shared his Paternal DNA results yet.  Remember, this information is Ray Riley to Sidney Riley to Thomas Roberts Riley to Ezra Riley.  The information from the DNA would be applicable to anyone related to Thomas Roberts Riley.

Paternal Haplogroup:R1b1b2a1a2d3a
R1b1b2a1a2d3a is a subgroup of R1b1b2, which is described below.
Locations of haplogroup R1b1b2 circa 500 years ago, before the era of intercontinental travel.
Map of Haplogroup
R1b1b2 is the most common haplogroup in western Europe, where its branches are clustered in various national populations. R1b1b2a1a2b is characteristic of the Basque, while R1b1b2a1a2f2 reaches its peak in Ireland and R1b1b2a1a1 is most commonly found on the fringes of the North Sea.

Paternal Haplogroup:R1b1b2a1a2d3a
R1b1b2a1a2d3a is a subgroup of R1b1b2, which is described below.
Early inhabitants of Ireland constructed monuments such as this one more than 6,000 years ago.Early inhabitants of Ireland constructed monuments such as this one more than 6,000 years ago.
Haplogroup R is a widespread and diverse branch of the Y-chromosome tree that is extremely common in Europe, where it spread after the end of the Ice Age about 12,000 years ago. The haplogroup appears to have originated in southwestern Asia about 30,000 years ago. It then split into two main branches. R1 ultimately spread widely across Eurasia, from Iceland to Japan, whereas R2 mostly remained near its region of origin. Today it can be found in southwestern Asia and India.
Because of recent immigration, both branches of R are now found worldwide among men of European, Middle Eastern and South Asian descent – though our haplogroup maps indicate only their pre-colonial distributions.
Haplogroup R1
R1 is the dominant haplogroup in Europe today, accounting for well over half of all men. After being confined to the continent's southern fringes during the Ice Age, it expanded rapidly in the wake of the receding glaciers about 12,000 years ago. Various branches of R1 also trace the many migrations that have shaped Europe since then, from the arrival of farmers between about 10,000 and 7,000 years ago to the movements of ethnic groups such as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
Haplogroup R1b
Haplogroup R1b was confined during the Ice Age to pockets of territory in Mediterranean Europe. The largest was in the Iberian peninsula and southern France, where men bearing the haplogroup created the famous cave paintings at Lascaux and Altamira. They also hunted mammoth, bison and other large game in a climate that was more like present-day Siberia's than the mild conditions prevailing in southern Europe today.
Some men bearing R1b Y-chromosomes also seem to have spent the Ice Age in the Balkans and Anatolia, where the haplogroup is still present today.
After the Ice Age, the haplogroup expanded rapidly in the wake of the retreating glaciers. Today R1b is by far the most common haplogroup in the western half of the continent.
Haplogroup R1b1b2
R1b1b2 is the most common haplogroup in western Europe, where it is found in more than 50% of men. Ancient representatives of the haplogroup were among the first people to repopulate the western part of Europe after the Ice Age ended about 12,000 years ago. In the process the haplogroup differentiated into even more distinct groups that can trace the details of the post-Ice Age migrations.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today is the Anniversary of the Birth of Ernst August Brueggemann

My Great Grand Father, Ernst August Brueggemann was born on this day in 1864.  He was born in Cleveland Ohio.  His parents were Clamor and Marie.

Another missed Event

March 28th was the wedding anniversary of Louise Brueggeman and Otto Krausman.  I don't have a wedding picture to go with the posting.  Maybe one of the Krausman's who read the blog have one to share later.

They were married in 1920, after Otto returned from World War I.  I understand (and hope someone can fill in the details and correct me if I am wrong) that he was gassed.

Selma's diary has many references to their courtship, I'll share these one day.

Happy Belated Birthday to Thomas Roberts Riley II & IV

I got behind on my blogging and forgot to check my calendar to see what happened on the last couple of days.....

Sunday, March 27th was my Uncle Tom's birthday
Tom and Norm
Monday, March 28 was Tom's Grandson's birthday, Thomas Roberts Riley IV.  He is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thomas Roberts Riley II, III & IV

Monday, March 28, 2011

It must be Genetic..

While we are in the middle of the NCAA tournament, I thought I'd share the following picture of Selma and her sister.  They were basketball players for Zanesville High School in 1916.
Linda is holding the Kewpie doll
 I know that John Riley (Grandson of Selma) played basketball for Capital University.  I have three nieces  (Mandy, Megan and Emily Raymer) who played/playing high school basketball.   There must be something in the genes or it may have something to do with the girls' father being 6'8".
Emily & Tony Raymer

Mandy Raymer

Emily & Megan Raymer

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Seminex and a Brueggeman Family Member

David Glawe, grandson of Louise Brueggeman Krausman, has joined the readership of this blog.  He is the son of Marie Krausman.  David is a former Pastor and lives in Saskatchewan.  He mentioned in an email that he was involved in Seminex.  Since I was raised in the ECLA and not LCMS, I really didn't know much about this.

From the ECLA Website:
 The LCMS, firmly rooted in confessional conservatism and relatively unchanged since its organization in 1846-47 as “The German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States,” held to a belief in the inerrancy of the Bible.
“Historical criticism,” an understanding that the Bible must be understood in the cultural context of the times in which it was written, was gaining ground in both Europe and America. Trouble was brewing in the LCMS as some seminary professors began to adopt historical critical methods in their classrooms. A new seminary president with experience in inter-Lutheran and ecumenical affairs was challenged by the new conservative synodical president. A three-year investigation ensued and the 1973 convention voted to censure the faculty. In 1974 the seminary president was suspended and many seminarians and faculty left the seminary to continue their work in another setting, forming “Seminex,” a seminary-in-exile. Meanwhile, a moderate movement in LCMS called Evangelical Lutherans in Mission (ELIM) was formed.
The issue of whether or not to ordain graduates of Seminex led to the removal of four district presidents at the 1975 convention, and by 1976 the moderates had gathered forces to form the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC). Approximately 300 congregations and 110,000 people moved into the AELC from LCMS with a stated goal from the beginning of promoting unity with the ALC and LCA.
In 1977 the LCMS decision to place fellowship with ALC “in protest” along with the AELC’s “Call to Lutheran Union” nudged the three church bodies, ALC, LCA and AELC, toward merger. The 1978 ALC and LCA conventions adopted resolutions aimed at the creation of a single church body. The AELC joined them, and the ALC-LCA Committee on Church Cooperation became the Committee on Lutheran Unity (CLU) in January of 1979.
Presiding Bishop David Preus (ALC), Bishop James Crumley (LCA) and President and later Bishop William Kohn (AELC) met with the CLU over the next 16 months, and the 1980 conventions of all three church bodies adopted a two-year study process.
Documents were in the hands of congregational leaders by November of that year, and by 1982 all the pieces were in place for the three churches to have simultaneous conventions so that, on September 8, 1982, with telephone hook-ups so each could hear the others’ votes, all three church bodies voted to proceed on the path toward a new Lutheran church.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are?

I'm a big fan of the NBC Show, "Who Do You Think You Are?", which works with a celebrity on their own family history.    If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch them here.  Season 1 is also available to watch. There are many other resources located at the NBC web site as well as some history games.

I have often said that everyone has a story. This show certainly confirms that theory.  Max is more cynical than I am about this.  He thinks that the producers go through a lot of celebrities until they find some with an interesting story.  I choose to believe my theory, that everyone has a story to be told.   I wonder what stories that haven't been told about our ancestors.  I imagine that  there are many things in their lives that would make a good story.  Some of these stories have been lost with time.  Let's make sure no more stories are lost.  This blog is kind of my mission to make sure this doesn't happen.  Help me share your stories....

Friday, March 25, 2011

Family Picture Friday: August and Cousin Irma

This picture came from Selma.  She labeled it Cousin Irma and August (Gus).  I believe Irma is Irma Long, daughter of Fred Long, granddaughter of Charles Long.  She would have been 16 in this picture and Gus would have been 21.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ezra Riley and the Missing 1861 Census

Since the 1861 Census for North Woolrich is missing, other sources are needed to verify that is where he was living.

First, we have the birth record of his son, Ezra Riley for 1862
This shows his birthplace to be Woolwich Arsenal.   His father's occupation is listed as Journeyman Blacksmith.

Another piece of evidence to verify the family's residence is this letter obtained by Mary Jane Riley Lacke.

This letter shows that he was a Manager of Cable and Telegraph Works and lived in North Woolwich in  Dec 1865.  It is interesting to note that he paid dues through 1878.  He had moved away at some point as we know he was in Wales in 1871.  

There are always alternatives to get at some of the information we need to put together the story.  It just isn't as easy as going to a Census Record.

Not a Brueggeman nor a Riley Event

I don't know if my maternal Aunt reads my blog or not, but I want to wish Jack and Judy Ingram Happy 55th Anniversary

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Selma's Diary from March 23, 1918

Selma's diary is so interesting as she typed it, probably because she went to a business school during this time.  She also transcribed some letters she sent or received.

March 23, 1918 Saturday

I went up to the school and wrote out an application for a position as  stenographer in the office of the County Commissioners which Papa wished me to do.

Summit County Commissioners
Akron, Ohio

           I hereby apply for a position in your office, as a stenographer.  I am almost nineteen years old, and a student of the Hammel Business College, taking the stenographic courses, from which I expect to graduate soon.  Besides my Grammar school education, I have had four years of high school work.
           My course of training has been very thorough and has duplicated as closely as possible actual business conditions.
           If you have a vacancy in your office at the present time, may I ask for a trial?  If not, will you kindly file my application.
           As to my ability and habits, I refer you to the Hammel Business College.  Hoping to receive a favorable reply, I am
Yours respectfully,
Selma Brueggeman

She did get a job from this letter and started on April 1, 1918.
This picture is of the location of Hammel Business College from 1898

The Doyle Block occupied the triangle of land between South Howard Street, South Main Street, and East Mill Street. It included several lumber yards and businesses, including Hammel's Business College and the Bolanz Brothers Florists pictured here. The block was named for the lumberyard, W. B. Doyle & Co., which was named for William B. Doyle. Mr. Doyle came to Akron, Ohio in 1842, and, after working at several trades, got into the lumber business. His company is estimated to have handled between 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 feet of lumber per year. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 7 pg. 4)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ezra James Riley WWI Registration Oops

Not sure what happened on this picture the other day. Here is the registration card again.

Happy Birthday to David Reinhardt

Today is the birthday of  David Leonhardt Reinhardt.  He was born in Pensacola Florida to Alexander Reinhardt and Edna Deloney.  If you have been reading my blog, you know that David has been very helpful in providing information on the Brueggeman family.  He has reached out to many family members and has collected so much information. 

Sadly, I realized as I was writing this post. I don't have a picture of David.  I know he reads this blog so maybe he'll send me a picture to share with you.

He has been active in Genealogical research for many years and is active in the West Florida Genealogical Society.  He is retired from the University of West Florida and is a former member of the Southern District (LCMS) Board of Directors from the Pensacola area.

PS: I stalked him on Facebook and found this picture to share

Monday, March 21, 2011

World War I Registration

In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men registered for the draft in the United States.  These included me born from September 11, 1872 (they would have been 45 years of age) to September 12, 1900. Not everyone who registered, served.  These draft registrations are a wonderful resource as it lists a lot of information:

As you can see, we get to see their birthplace, name and place of employment, home address, name of nearby relative, their physical build size and hair and eye color.  It is a great snapshot of the family members at that point in time.

Here is the Draft Registration of Ezra James Riley (son of Thomas and Lizzie):
We can see that he was married and had one child.  He worked as an Hot Mill Worker at American Sheet and Tin in Dover Ohio.  Was listed as tall and slender with Blue eyes and brown hair.  He was 21 at this time and was natural born in Pennsylvania.    As you can see, this is a great help in genealogical research.

I'll be sharing many more of these in the future.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another Birthday in EA Brueggeman's family this week

I wonder what happened nine months before this week in EA and Emma's Brueggeman's life.  Three of their children had birthdays this week.

Today is the birthday of Edwin Louis Brueggeman. He was born in 1893 in Grand Haven, Michigan.  He was their first son.

Sunday Special: Fred Reinhardt in Africa, A LCMS Missionary

David Reinhardt's son, Fred is a LCMS Missionary in Africa.  I will post his newsletters here to share the current generation of Lutheran Pastors.

This newsletter is from November 2010 and from one of his supporting congregations.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Norm's WWII Honors

Norm's recollections that I have shared included a small notation that his unit received recognition for their service in the Vosges Mountains.  It appears that his Regiment and Division received  Decoration (see below).  Norm never mentioned in these recollections that he received the Purple Heart for Wounds Received in Combat.  He did receive the award and is listed on the Honor Roll of 100th Division Web Site along with many, many, many others.  It is quite staggering to look at this list of one Regiment  and to think of all the men in all the Regiments during WWII that were wounded.

Private First Class Norman O. Riley, Company A, France

399th Infantry Regiment


Constituted 24 June 1921 as 398th Infantry Regiment, allotted to Organized Reserves, assigned to 100th Division, 5th Corps Area, and organized February 1922. Ordered into active military service, less personnel, and organized 15 November 1942 at Fort Jackson, S.C., as element of 100th Infantry Division. Inactivated 29 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

Campaign Streamers
Central Europe

Under the provisions (UP) of War Department General Order (WDGO) 103, 1946, all companies of the 1st Battalion are entitled to the Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC) embroidered RAON L'ETAPE.

UP 100th Infantry Division GO 209, 1945, Headquarters Company entitled to Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC) embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER.

Coat of Arms
Shield. Azure, A Kentucky flint-lock rifle in bend with a powderhorn suspended therefrom all or.
Crest. That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors (argent and azure) the Lexington Minuteman proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kiston, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: I am Ready.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Family Picture Friday: Another Brueggeman Branch

This is a great picture.  The little boy standing on the stool is Paul Benhoff (1)  and his mother (2), Maria Eleonore Liuekens Benhoff is standing behind him.   She was the widow of Heinrich Benhoff (son of Louise Brueggemann).  It is a sad story as Paul was born June 3, 1896 and his father died later the same month (June 27).    Maria and Paul lived with Heinrich's parents (Louise Brueggemann) until he was grown.

(3) Otto Rienhardt (son of Sophie Brueggemann and JW Reinhardt)
(4) Sophie Brueggemann (daughter of Clamor)
(5/6) JW Reinhardt holding Clara
(7) Stella Reinhardt
(8) Louise Brueggemann (daughter of Clamor)

I know I got this picture from the web but it must have come from David Reinhardt

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

As I have discussed before, the Riley's aren't Irish but I think we can all pretend to be today.

Clamor's Funeral and Burial

His funeral service at St. Luke's Church.  They had been members for many years at Trinity Church and I don't know when he switched.  He was buried at the Lutheran Cemetery next to his wife.

His daughter,  Anna Louise Brueggeman Benhoff, was also buried on this day in 1917. She is also  buried in the Lutheran Cemetery

On this day in 1901

Lydia Martha Brueggeman was born on March 17, 1901.  She was born in Hillard, Ohio.  Lydia was the last daughter of Ernst and Emma and was their seventh child.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Family Heirlooms from the Brueggemans

I thought today it would be nice to share memories of items from the Brueggeman's.  This memory is by Louise Krausman Fowler (daughter of Lousie Brueggeman).  Thanks to David Reinhardt for passing it along to me.

My mother, Louise Brueggeman Krausman, had Granny's noodle maker. As my brother Russell tells me, when
we moved to Washington, D. C. our Uncle Harold Darkow came to visit us and saw that the noodle maker was broken. He took it back to Ohio and fixed it in his machine shop and brought it back the next visit. I can remember my mother making noodles and laying the noodle dough out on the dining room table to dry enough to push through the machine. We thought that was the neatest thing ever! 

About the quilt-When my brother was sick in latter years our Aunt Emma sent this quilt of which mom thought was so very special and it was on her bed. She would often tell us different stories of when she and Emma were children and would run her hand over the quilt in the fondest of ways.

Hocus-Pocus Buns:" Take your favorite yeast bread receipe and after the first rising take a marshmellow and roll it in (melted butter) and then in a mixture of ground nuts, sugar and cinnamon and then put your yeast dough around the marshmallow and let rise the second time after putting it in a greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. You can sprinkle some sugar on top before baking.

Aunt Emma and mom would always make these buns for us kids, we thought these were really fun for when you would bake them the marshmallow would melt and when you bit into them, you would get a mouthful of air. Also, these are a fun thing to make with your children and/or grandchildren.

Wow, when I googled Hocus Pocus Buns, a ton of recipes came up.  Here is one if you are interested:

Hocus Pocus Balloon Buns Recipe

hocus Pocus Balloon Buns
a Marshmallow Starts Out In The Middle And Melts Away To A Sugar 'n' Spice Hollow.
1 Package Active Dry Yeast 
1/4 Cup Warm Water (105 To 115 Degrees F) 
3/4 Cup Lukewarm Milk (scalded Then Cooled) 
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
1 Egg 
1/4 Cup Shortening 
3 1/2 To 3 3/4 Cups All-purpose Flour 
1 Cup Granulated Sugar 
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon 
18 Large Marshmallows 
1/2 Cup Butter Or Margarine, Melted
dissolve Yeast In 1/4 Cup Warm Water. Stir In Milk, 1/4 Cup Sugar, The Salt Egg, Shortening And 1 3/4 Cups Of The Flour. Beat Until Smooth. Mix In Enough Of The Remaining Flour To Make The Dough Easy To Handle.
turn The Dough Onto A Lightly Floured Board And Knead Until Smooth And Elastic, About 5 Minutes. Place In A Greased Bowl; Turn The Greased Side Up. Cover And Let Rise In A Warm Place Until Double, About 1 1/2 Hours. (the Dough Is Ready If An Indentation Remains When Touched.)
punch Down The Dough And Divide In Half. Roll Each Half About 1/4 Inch Thick And Cut Into Nine 3 1/2-inch Circles. Mix 1 Cup Sugar And The Cinnamon In A Small Bowl. Dip Each Marshmallow Into The Melted Butter, Then Into The Sugar-cinnamon Mixture. Wrap A Circle Of Dough Around Each Marshmallow, Pinching Together Tightly At The Bottom. Dip In The Butter, Then In The Sugar-cinnamon Mixture. Place In Greased Medium Muffin Cups. Let Rise About 20 Minutes.
heat Oven To 375 Degrees F. Bake 25 To 30 Minutes. Serve Warm.
1 1/2 Dozen Rolls.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ezra Riley and the Henley Cable Company

We know that Ezra Riley worked for WT Henley Telegraph Works in Woolwich.  He was living in Woolwich at the time of the 1861 Census (even though it is lost).  Family lore is that he worked on the first transatlantic cable.  This is the first part of my exploration into Ezra's history with the cable.  He must have had fond feelings for Henley as he gave his son, Percy, the middle name of Henley.  Unfortunately, Percy died at age 2.

W.T. Henley’s Telegraph Works Co’s Cable Factories,
Woolwich And Gravesend.
Reprinted from the "Electrical Review" of May 17th, 1912.

The company, whose works are described in the following article, was founded by one of the most striking characters associated with the early history of electrical engineering—W.T. Henley, who by turns was a light porter, dock labourer, instrument maker, and telegraph engineer. He commenced the manufacture of submarine cable at North Woolwich in 1853, and made the shore ends for the Atlantic cables which were laid in 1865 and 1866, besides many other cables far too numerous to mention, for all parts of the world. In the course of his life-time, Mr. Henley made some 14,000 miles of submarine cable, and laid most of it with his own cable ships. He also established works for making iron-wire rods and sheet-iron in Wales, and carried out the drawing and galvanising of iron wire at the Woolwich works.

Rubber Mill, North Woolwich.

Rubber Spreading Shop.
The site of the factory at North Woolwich was chosen for convenience in dealing with submarine cable, which formed the principal product in the early days, and which had to be led direct from the works to the cable tanks on board ship; the factory was therefore established on the bank of the Thames at North Woolwich, the centre of the submarine cable industry of the world, and provided with a jetty for this purpose. On the opposite side it is bounded by the Great Eastern Railway, beyond which are the docks which convert this portion of the borough into an island. The remainder of the space thus cut off being fully occupied, there is no possibility of extension on the ground level, and, therefore, it has been necessary to erect buildings of several stories in order to provide adequate accommodation for the various departments. Moreover, as from time to time new manufactures have been introduced for which the works were not originally laid out, it has been difficult to carry out a satisfactory system of organisation.

....—and the following notes and illustrations will give some idea of the plant and processes employed.

Braiding Shop, North Woolwich.
The whole of the machinery is electrically driven from generating plant in the works; owing to the very early adoption of this system, the pressure is only 110 volts—an example of the penalties of pioneering. Hitherto, although the company has shared the misfortunes of the Woolwich electricity supply undertaking, by way of the rates, it has not been able to derive any compensating benefit from the latter, the generating station being on the south side of the river. However, when the subway now under construction is completed, cables will be laid through it by the Borough Council, and it will then be possible to obtain a supply of electricity for night work, &c., from the mains.

Starting with the rubber works, the first department is the_ raw material stores, where an enormous quantity of copper wire of various sizes is kept in stock. The wire is tinned, if required, and is then stranded into cable in a stranding shop on the ground floor; in order to cope with the demand, the machines in this shop are kept running day and night throughout the year. A flexible cable of exceptional design was being laid up at the time of our visit, the number of wires in the conductor amounting to about 760.

Monday, March 14, 2011

There must be something about March 14

In addition to all the events I have already posted, here are some more:

Janet C. Brueggeman's 55th birthday (daughter of Bill Brueggeman and granddaughter of Edwin)
Dixie Bruegge's 50th birthday (daughter of Martin Bruegge, granddaughter of Otis Bruegge)

On this day in 1906

Elmer Conrad Brueggeman was born in Zanesville Ohio on this day in 1906.  He was the second to last of Ernst and Emma's children.

On this day in 1981....

Emma Lizette Brueggeman Bischoff died in Zanesville, Ohio on this day in 1981.  She was the second daughter of Ernst and Emma Brueggeman.    Emma was 90 years old at the time of her death.

Below is a transcription of her Obituary:

Emma L. Bischoff, 90, of 3640 Frazeysburg Road died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday in Muskingum County Hospital
following a long illness. Born Feb. 9, 1891, in Springfield, Ill., she was a daughter of Ernst August and Emma
Long Brueggeman. Mrs. Bischoff had been a resident of this area since 1936. She a member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, it's Ladies Aid Society and the Quilters Club. Her husband, Walter L. died Jan, 3, 1962.
Surviving are two daughters , Mrs. Emma L. Factor of Sandusky and Mrs. Juanita Slater of Virginia Beach, Va.,
two sons, Luther L. of 3640 Frazeysburg Road and Harold W. of Mount Krisco, N.Y; two brothers Walter f
Washington, D.C., and Carl of Bradenton, Florida., a sister , Mrs. Lydia Darkow.of Akron; 13 grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Monday at Bryan Funeral Home where services will
be held ay 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Larry R. Kudart officiating. Burial will be in
Glendale Cemetery at Akron.

On this day in 1917...

Anna Marie Ilsebein (Elizabeth) Brueggemann Barlag died on this day in 1917 in Cleveland.  She was the daughter of Clamor and Marie.  She was born in Germany.  Her cause of death was diabetes and she was 61 years old.  She is also buried in the Lutheran Cemetery.

On this day in 1909

Clamor VL Brueggeman died on this day in 1909.  He was  92 years, 11 months and 14 days old and cause of death was Acute Bronchitis. 

On this day in 1773

March 14, 1773 was the birthday of Johann Friedrich Brueggemann.  He was the father of Clamor Vicktor Ludwig.  He was born in Schledehausen.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Special: Rev JFW Reinhardt (husband of Sophie Brueggemann)

David Reinhardt sent me this clipping from 1906.  I don't know if he took this call or not.  Two of his sons did have churches in New Orleans.  It is amazing to me that this was in the paper before his congregation released him:

The Pensacola Journal, February 17, 1906, page one
German Church of New Orleans Is Anxious to Get Popular Pensacola Pastor
 Rev. J. F. W. Reinhardt, the popular pastor of the German Lutheran church of this city, is being eagerly sought after by the congregation of the St. John’s Lutheran church of New Orleans, and recently he has received two calls to assume the pastorate of that church.  So far, however, he has not come to a decision and Pensacolians are in hopes that he will remain here.

Speaking of the second call upon the popular pastor, the New Orleans Times Democrat of recent date, says: “It isn’t often the experience of a minister to be so persistently called to a pulpit as has been the recent experience of Rev. J. F. W. Reinhardt of Pensacola, Fla.  When Rev. Carl J. Cramer left the pulpit of St. John’s Lutheran church vacant, January 1, his congregation, in the course of a week or so, extended it to Mr. Reinhardt of Pensacola.  Mr. Reinhardt, it is said, considered it favorably, but his congregation would not hear of it and so he declined.  Now, St. John’s congregation thinks Mr. Reinhardt is the best man to be had for its spiritual direction, and has, consequently, sent him another call giving stronger reasons why he should resign his charge there and accept the church here.

“The leaders of the church yesterday intimated that the effort to secure Mr. Reinhardt would be persistent.  It was said the second calls under such circumstances to a minister  were rare, but they had been extended as often as three times.  The second call will reach Mr. Reinhardt in a few days, and he will then have to place the subject before his congregation again.  It is understood that if his congregation will release him, he will come to New Orleans.”