Category Archives: Laemmlen Family

Rudolf Laemmlen sails for America on 18 April 1925

Here is the Ship Manifest of Alien Passengers sailing from Hamburg to the United States, on 18 April 1925 on the ship Arabic.  My Grandpa Rudolf is listed on line 22 as a 25 year-old farmer who last lived in … 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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Georg Adam Sieber b. 19 March 1775, Grossgartach, my 4th Great-grandfather

This is the land of my ancestors.  My 4th Great-grandfather, Georg, Adam Sieber was born on this day, 19 March in 1775 in this place.   He was christened here the following day. Georg married a local girl named Katharine Elisabetha … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Carl Schaefer b. 23 Jan 1885, d. 28 Jan 1951, Grossgartach

Wilhelm Carl Schaefer was my Grandma’s only brother.  He and his father, Christof Wilhelm were both wonderful sculptors, with works all over Germany. Wilhelm Carl married Marie Hechtel. He died 28 January 1951 of Black Lung Disease, or TB from … Continue reading

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Elsa Schafer 1912 Passport, 23 November 1917 Declaration of Intention, 1918 Alien Registration Card and Resident Permit

My Grandma Elsa Schaefer, who was born in Grossgartach, Germany in 1895, came by herself to America in 1912 when she was 17 years old. One of the things I’m thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day is a brave young … Continue reading

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Wilfred Paul Laemmlen, b. 12 October 1935

On this day, 12 October, in 1935 my Grandma Elsa had twins, Wilfred Paul and Ruth Elsa Laemmlen.  They were born in Selma, California.  Sadly, baby Ruth died on pneumonia on 10 February 1937 when she was 1 1/2 years … Continue reading

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