Germany

Peter Heinrich Ratz (1867-1934), Kingdom of Württemberg, Renounces German Citizenship

Peter Heinrich Ratz (1867-1934), Kingdom of Württemberg, Renounces German Citizenship

This document pertains to my 2nd great grandfather, Peter Heinrich “Henry” Ratz (1867-1934). He renounced his German Citizenship in 1883 so he could emigrate to America. This is part of his story.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#122) - German Boy Celebrates with Chocolates and Paints

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#122) - German Boy Celebrates with Chocolates and Paints

A German boy celebrates with chocolate and paints. Is it his birthday? Christmas? Can you help me find and tell his story?

German Birth and Baptismal Record of Peter Heinrich Ratz (1867-1935)

German Birth and Baptismal Record of Peter Heinrich Ratz (1867-1935)

Every once in awhile I stumble into an amazing genealogical find. This one pertains to my 2nd great grandfather from Germany, Peter Heinrich Ratz (1867-1934).

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#93) - Weihnachten (Christmas) 1928 - Hans Joachim Röda

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#93) - Weihnachten (Christmas) 1928 - Hans Joachim Röda

A boy, Hans Joachim Röda, and his Christmas (Germany, 1928).

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

Two well dressed men with closemouthed smiles cast calm and friendly gazes towards the photographer. Germany around 1945.

The Psychogenealogst Pic of the Week (#86) - A 1929 Birthday Party in Germany

The Psychogenealogst Pic of the Week (#86) - A 1929 Birthday Party in Germany

A group gathers for a 30th birthday party. Germany, 1929.

Albert "Rabbit" Zenner (1886-1964): Woodsman of the Upper Peninsula

Albert "Rabbit" Zenner (1886-1964): Woodsman of the Upper Peninsula

When you discover a relative in your family tree nicknamed "Rabbit" you obviously have to find and tell his story. Here it is.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#84) - An Engagement Party in Gorlitz, Germany (1927)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#84) - An Engagement Party in Gorlitz, Germany (1927)

“To you, my dear good Walter” - 90 year old photograph of a 1927 engagement party Gorlitz, Germany.

Planes, Shuffleboard, and Hats: The Elegant Lydia Schmidt McNamara (1876-1961)

Planes, Shuffleboard, and Hats: The Elegant Lydia Schmidt McNamara (1876-1961)

Lydia Schmidt McNamara (1876-1961) was an elegant woman with a fondness for hats, planes, and jewelry. There is photographic evidence that she fancied shuffleboard as well.

Making Kuchen, Bread, and Wickelklöße With a Smile: Martha Zenner Muenzel (1868-1960)

Making Kuchen, Bread, and Wickelklöße With a Smile: Martha Zenner Muenzel (1868-1960)

By all accounts Martha Zenner Muenzel (1868-1960) was a wonderful German cook. Some of her specialities were Kucken and Wickelklöße. She was likely my 1st cousin 4x removed. The is her story.