Category Archives: Laemmlen Family

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day, June, 1983

From the June 1983 Reedley Ward Newsletter: This is an interesting slice of time in our family from 1983.  Times were good then.  Times changed.  In 1984 I moved back to Africa for about 3 more years.  In 1987 Eric … Continue reading

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Leonhard “Heinrich” Lämmle, “Sad Death Notice” 11 June 1868, Grossgartach

Here is the sad death notice (above) and the death entry in the church books (below) for my 2nd Great-grandfather, Leonhard “Heinrich” Lämmle, who was born 9 December 1836 in Brackenheim and died 11 June 1868 in Grossgartach of pleurisy. … Continue reading

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Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen Funeral 9 June 1988, Reedley California

Today is the anniversary of my Grandma’s funeral in Reedley, California in 1988.  I love my family and friends who surrounded her life.   Laemmlen Family Gatherings after the funeral: Ann and Riana Laemmlen: Rudolf and Elsa sons and families: … Continue reading

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Remembering Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen d. 6 June 1988

My dear Grandma Elsa died on this day in 1988 in Reedley, CA.  She was 93 years old.  I loved my Grandma.  This photo was taken in 1979 when she was 84 years old.  It was my grandparents’ 50th Wedding … Continue reading

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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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Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen b. 30 May 1895, Grossgartach, Germany

    Today is my Grandma Elsa’s birthday.  She married Rudolf in 1929 and then traveled to America to begin their grand adventure.  I grew up on the farm next door to Grandma in Reedley, California.  Today I remember her … Continue reading

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My Visit to Grossgartach in 2009

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