Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

100 Years ago today, 6 April 1917, America entered The Great War. Rudolf Laemmlen enlists in Germany July 1918.

Rudolf Laemmlen,  WWI, 1917 On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on the German Empire and entered into what is known as the Great War, or World War I. My father’s German family was involved in this war. … Continue reading

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Franklin Smuin b. 11 September 1893, d. 6 April 1959

Today is the birthday of my grandfather, Franklin Smuin.  I was born 5 January 1959 in Reedley, CA.  Franklin and Ruby Smuin were my mother’s parents.  Grandma Ruby died of breast cancer on the 6th of February a month after … Continue reading

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