francis bieger

Bleeding Eyeballs at the Bottom of Trautvetter’s Stairs

Newspapers will provide information never mentioned in a death certificate. Of course that doesn’t mean the information is correct, only that it was printed. On Wednesday, 12 December 1917, John M. Trautvetter fell down the stairs of his home. According to the Quincy Daily Herald, he either slipped or had a stroke and in fall broke […]


What’s That Name on an 1868 Marriage Record?

I”ve actually had this 1868 marriage record for sometime. It is an easy one on which to make an incorrect interpretation. The bride-t0-be is Francis, daughter of Conrad and Barabara Haase and in this 1868 letter they are giving John M. Trautvetter permission to marry her. It is the word written after Francis that is […]