Category: Nehmer/ Schauer Family

Update! The Travels of Albert

Earlier, I posted about the “travails of Albert”. At that time, the evidence we had of Albert and family in a 2 or 3 year stay in Texas was the manifest for the return of Grandfather, Ernest Nehmer, from World War I. And Albert’s WWI draft registration. I found the 1920 census from Justice Precinct […]

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The Perils of Albert . . .

Sometimes you have to wonder what causes a person to uproot his family once to move to a new country. But why would someone move his family around his new state and country? While all the reasons may not be known, in the case of Albert Nehmer, there may be some tragic reasons. Albert Nehmer […]

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Secret Sajdak Family Recipes

OK, well, not so secret, but highly prized. These recipes have survived, and are passed on here for your edification. Aunt Emma’s Blackberry Brandy Always a special treat when visiting everyone’s favorite Aunt. Sweet and flavorful. Easy to make. Authentic Slovak Kolatchy A Christmas staple. These pastries, when done right, are delicious “cookies!” Poppyseed and […]

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Impact of the Great Depression — The Nehmer Chronicle

  This is an attempt to explain the impact on the Nehmer family. The story is gleaned from remembrances of my mother, historical records, and a bit of speculation. Earnest Albert Nehmer, his wife Louise (Schauer), and their five children, Robert, Marie, Rich, Evelyn, and Gerald, lived comfortably in a home they owned on Milwaukee’s […]

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