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Tombstone Tuesday : Johann Konrad Weber

Johann Konrad Weber (01 Apr 1806-24 May 1861) was another of Frankenmuth’s 15 original settlers. At age 39, he was the eldest of the party.[1] He was married to to… 139 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: The Preacher Sons of Enoch and Tabitha Holton

Enoch Holton was born on October 19, 1796 in North Carolina, and his wife Tabitha Pipkin was born on November 28, 1796.  Enoch and Tabitha married on April 2, 1822 and had a family of at least five children (my estimates): 1,669 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Horn Family

As luck would have it, the Horns have a family cemetery in Putnam County, Indiana.  I need to ask the property owner for permission, but some weekend I will definitely take a drive to this spot. 188 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday : Barbara (Bernthal) Gugel

Anna Barbara (Bernthal) Gugel (12 February 1830-31 March 1872) came to Frankenmuth in 1846 with her parents and siblings, following her brother and sister who first settled Frankenmuth the year prior. 113 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Titus Walter Blessing - Medimont, Idaho

Titus Walter Blessing was born on August 4, 1855 in Dubuque, Iowa to parents Franz Joseph and Magdalena Rausch Blessing.  His father, who went by his middle name Joseph, was born in Germany in 1826 and immigrated to America in 1850.  901 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday : James Birbelmarsh

James Birbelmarsh (1847-08 March 1928) was the last Chippewa to live and die in Frankenmuth Township. He lived with his English wife in a “board and tar-paper shanty on the banks of the Cass River, about two miles downriver from Frankenmuth.” His funeral and burial took place on 10 March 1928 with Carl Nuechterlein, the local undertaker, officiating. 35 more words