I have been doing genealogy for 30 years. My Great Aunt Ella introduced me to this fascinating adventure when I was a teenager and boy did I get hooked. She inspired me and taught me the importance of my roots and where I came from. I am proud to be a genealogist. I also have a criminal justice degree so the detective in me just has to search for all those treasure's out there.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
A Story About A Butcher Who Had A Dream (Diefenbach)
Once upon a time a man had a dream to come to America. He was born 3 Oct 1864 in Damstadt, Hessen, Germany. His parent's named him Valentine Augustus Diefenbach. he arrived in America in 1890 on the ship SS Havel. landing in New York City. He was 28 years old. He was a butcher by trade and was heading to St. Louis, MO. The fear and excitement he must of felt while walking off that ship that day.
Valentine and wife infront of their butcher shop St. Louis MO
Valentine August Diefenbach
He married Marie Dupree and they had 4 children.
In 1914 he lived at 449 Wilmington Rd in St. Louis, MO.
He passed on into the light on 17 April 1946 in St. Louis, MO