Schmitt Siblings

I know I shouldn’t have favorites. But I do. One of my favorite ancestors is Jean Nicolas Schmitt, born on this day in 1841 in Hellimer, Moselle, Lorraine, France. He was the third of what would ultimately be 13 children born to Nicolas Schmitt and his wife Marie Anne Gury. In 1854 Jean’s family immigrated…

May Birthdays

Happy May birthday to my favorite grandson, my cousin Alan, grandaunts Barbara and Marie, my granduncle Marv, my 2nd cousins Parick and Sean, my 3rd cousins once-removed Dianne and Judith, and my 4th cousins Mark and Renae. Birthdays among my German Bukmakowskis: A distant cousin Elsie Louise Caroline DOMKOWSKY (Carolina BUKMAKOWSKI’s granddaughter) was born in…