Monday, March 17, 2008

German Grandfather on St. Patrick's Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day - and also my maternal grandfather's birthday. He was born in Wisconsin in 1870 - just a few months after his parents came over from Germany. I guess his only observance of his St. Patrick's Day birthday was his marriage to a woman born in Ireland!

I think that most of their six children resembled their father, so the Irish looks were somewhat diminished, but the resulting combination produced 5 striking daughters and 1 son. A handsome man!

1 comment:

  1. wow...i've never seen a picture of your grandfather. i agree there is a slight resemblance to him in all the kids, but to me, they all had nana's beauty. and her uproarious laugh.


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