Daily Archives: March 30, 2018

Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen, Germany to America 1929

My Grandma, Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen, came to America as a bride in 1929.  She had lived before in Peoria, Illinois, working for a family there for several years as a house maid.  After returning to her home in Grossgartach, Germany, … Continue reading

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Elsa Laemmlen’s Flower Garden

Today is my Grandma Elsa’s 122nd Birthday!  Here is one of my favorite photos of her: I don’t remember ever seeing Grandma out working in her garden, and I was at her house almost every day of my growing up … Continue reading

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Christof Wilhelm Schaefer and Susanne Fritz Family Record, Grossgartach

Today is my Grandma Elsa’s birthday.  She was born 30 March 1895 in Grossgartach.  Here is her family’s record from the Church books in Grossgartach. Her parents are Christof Wilhelm Schaefer, son of Johann Jacob Schaefer and Susanna Widenmaier; and … Continue reading

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