‘This belongs to Johnnie’.
John Henry III in a photo with his grandparents
Henrietta (Etta) & John Henry Sr. (on his fathers side)
and in a photo with his mother, Hazel and grandfather, JHH Sr.
John III and his brother, Wesley with their grandfather.
John III and brother, Wesley with their dad and Grandpop in Mays Landing, New Jersey
Earlier photos of John Sr. and his parents and siblings
above photo ~ John Sr. standing top right.
Born in Germany about1821.
Married Catharina Barbara G March 24, 1856 in Philadelphia
Unknown date of immigration but we know he was mustered into service on the 12th day of September 1861with the 75th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers of predominately young men from Germany. He was wounded in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. He died in 1863 as his regiment moved into Tennessee and is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery.
Henry (Heinrich) H
John Henry H Sr.
John Henry H Jr.
John Henry H III
In our genealogy research, I have been able to gather extensive information back to Johann H. We learned from his Civil War records and a marriage record that he came from a place called
Leutkirch Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany.
I am excite to continue research but now need to learn how to proceed as it is different from the resources we used for our American research.
Love to hear if anyone has looked for ancestors in Germany or other European Countries!
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments says
Wonderful photos! I love to see old photos and the stories behind them (even if they are not of my own…I could look at old photos all day…I love to see them when we are "antiquing", but wish that they had the stories of those in them.) What a wonderful treasure for your family, for sure!
Blessings & Aloha!
(Goodness! I am trying to reply to those that have left comments on my post, but I have spent most of my time here at your blog :o) I better get going!
Oh one last question…do you have a bread maker? If so, what kind and how do you like it? pros and cons? Thank you :o)
How very wonderful and it has so much meaning and information too. Isn't it fun searching?
Maggie Ann says
How interesting, and how much information you have gathered! I've enjoyed reading it
That is simply BEAUTIFUL!!
I'm "bouncing" back to you after you left a lovely note on my site. I'm now an avid follower! Thank you so much!
What a treasure.. thank you for sharing your family history. The certificate is in gorgeous conditon .
This is wonderful. I love old family photos! You have priceless keepsakes.
gnee @ Singing With Birds says
What a beautiful and treasured heirloom. These are the things that add meaning to our lives and better us. I'm so glad you shared this with us. It is a joy to read about John's grandfather.
What a lovely memento for you to have. It's so interesting to know about your ancestors.
Janette@Janette's Sage says
That is just awesome…what treasures! Look at the spiritual heritage.
I find family history interesting too. The Baptismal certificate is beautiful.
Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says
What a beautiful treasure! And the photo's are wonderful! Good luck in your research, it's all so interesting!
What a precious treasure. The
photos are wonderful, too.
Your baptismal certificate is wonderful!…The family photos are so special!…But knowing your family history….Priceless! *winks* Vanna
Life In a Little House says
Beautiful family heirlooms and pictures…Goodluck with your continued search for your families history ~Love Heather
Blue Ridge Altered Art says
Wonderful family treasure. I love the old photo's you have to go with it. ~~Sherry~~
Step inside my home says
Your baptismal certificate is truly an heirloom. I also am fascinated by vintage photographs and little pieces of history! Thanks for your lovely comments.
What an amazing heirloom and treasure!! Thank you for sharing it! I love all your pictures of your family…so wonderful. Have fun with your research. I'm doing the same thing and it can be very addicting and time consuming! 🙂
God bless you – Julie
what a beautiful baptismal certificate that is. You have some great photos there too. It must be so much fun finding out all the information
What a treasure! Thank you for sharing it with us.