Category Archives: Lohr Genealogy

Wasserburg in Anstel, Germany

This plate was a gift from my husband Jim’s relatives when we visited them in Rommerskirchen, Germany in 2011.  Unfortunately, it did not make the journey back across the Atlantic in one piece. With much patience, some good adhesive, and … Continue reading

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So Well Remembered

One of the highlights of our German trip (September 2011) was meeting family relatives for the first time. In Rommerskirchen, we were honored guests in the home of Anna and Herbert Schwenke. Although we spoke with the aid of translators, … Continue reading

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Mathias Lohr and Helena Lellman

Mathias Lohr (1845-1919) and Hellena Lellman (1851-1932) Photo courtesy of Shirley L.

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Researching With Traditional and Online Sources

“Oh, I never use the Internet for genealogy research.” “All genealogy research is online so I never go to a court-house or library.” These opposing viewpoints certainly represent different approaches to doing family history research.  In my experience, both traditional … Continue reading

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Memories of the Trip (One Year Later)

The one year anniversary of a wonderful trip to Germany my husband and I took is rapidly approaching. It was truly the genealogy trip of a life time. I expect it could never be repeated to such an extent as … Continue reading

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Ready for the Harvest

Recently I had a jackpot genealogy day which is best described as harvesting the fruits.  I decided to do a bit of research into a collateral line, that of my husband’s great-aunt.  We knew she married twice, but the first … Continue reading

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Orgelknozert mit Gerti Görtz, Weihnachten 2011

A highlight of our trip to Germany was visiting St. Martinus Kirche in Nettesheim, the parish church where my husband’s great-grandfather, Mathias Löhr was baptized. At the conclusion of the tour, we were honored with a selection of hymns played … Continue reading

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