Why is it so important? Missing are pictures of Grandma Sophie's family when she was a young woman, Grandpa Berneburg as a sailing man, and most important of all, a picture of Grandma Sophie with her sisters, Lina and Hanni, standing in front of the church where they were all confirmed. If I could find that, I could send it to the FamNord list, and someone would be able to recognize it, I'm sure, and then I would know where to write for information . . . Would anyone else have that picture? (I'm looking at you, ML . . . )
However, I did find one bit of treasure, Grandma's birth certificate, which has at least more complete names of Max Langer and Wilhelmina Schulze -- they are:
Maximilian Joseph Langer
Christiane Wilhelmina Luisa Schulze
See what the problem is? All this time I've been looking for Wilhelmina when I should have been looking for Christiane! And it says Grandma was born in Geestendorf, not Geestemuende, although they're right next door. Sigh.
Klicken Sie, bitte! (Soon you will know a little bit of German)
This is a postcard I just ordered from Germany -- it's a picture of the harbor at Bremerhaven where Grandpa Gustav Berneburg used to sail on steamships like the big one on the right. 3Z's and W: Would you like to sail on a big ship like that?