Rotkohl or blaukraut ….

Another cooking day.. today it’s red cabbage ..

Blaukraut, Rotkraut or Rotkohl?

In Germany, you’ll find this dish called by different names depending on which region of the country you are in. 

  • Northern Germany calls the dish Rotkohl (pronounced rhot-COAL).
  • In central and western Germany, it is known as Rotkraut (rhot-CROWT).
  • While in the southern part of Germany, it is known as Blaukraut(blau-CROWT).

4am

Anyone get a photo of the night sky ???

4am walking the pup .. what a beautiful stary night sky …. tried to take a picture but the moon was so bright lol … so here it goes …

Roast coffee in Medford NJ..

So.. I’ve been going to Starbucks .. wawa and Dunkin’ Donuts in Medford NJ .. Cassie and I came here last week and she got a coffee.. this place used to be a TCBY like I stated in my old post..

So today cassie decided to treat me.. and we’ll I have to say this is my new spot … the coffee is just like you would get in Italy .. the flavor .. the quality is superb … they have coffee served in bags and local honey and things sold here as well…

If you want something light they also have smoothies .. salads.. muffins and little things like that .. all fresh fresh fresh !!!

Customer service is amazing… people here are friendly and just like most small towns like ours … friendly “ neighborly “ people just relaxing on a Saturday with friendly conversation ..

Cassie got the mocha iced coffee and I got the dead eye.. ( Splenda .. skim milk ) Wich jeans THREE whole shots of espresso … yummy

Bohme .. bohm .. Miller .. Mueller

Complex language/ethnicity question. I know in the area East and Northeast of Plzen (blue circle) there is a significant population with German-originating surnames (Müller, Böhm, etc). Up to the beginning of the 1800s, many parish records there were recorded in German, but only briefly later they switch to Czech and never switch back. Of almost all the people I’ve found who immigrated to America from this place (ie Rokycany/Beroun), their graves are recorded in Czech (if not English) and never German (even those with German surnames) so that implies almost all people there from the latter part of the century mainly spoke Czech.

The area to the left, poorly scratched in red, was from what I can tell majority German and German-speaking (ie Sudetenland before WWII). What I’m wondering is were the people in the blue circle “initially” Germans who became “more Czech” when more Czech people migrated in with their language in the 1800s, or was this area “initially” Czech where Germans moved in (significantly enough to garner German priests) and gradually assimilated to Czech?

I feel like this question can apply to a lot of places, like Prague or Sudetenland. Was Prague & Sudetenland in medieval times actually “German”, or was it Czech to then become majority German, then going back to Czech after WWII? Or maybe this is just a “chicken and the egg” thing.

Old photos

It’s coffee time at work today my friend Richard collects old photos and into photography like me …

.. crazy old stuff .. has anyone heard of the “ house of david “ …

Wilhelmina Hohenhaus born in Sadelburg Germany life and children ….

I found this person Wilhelmina Louise Hohenhaus was born in Sadelburg Germany and came to the USA.

Name:Wilhelmina Louise Krenske
Birth Date:1 Sep 1849
Birth Place:Germany
Death Date:26 Apr 1918
Death Place:Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota, United States of America
Cemetery:Maple Lawn Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota, United States of America


Wilhelmina Louise Hohenhaus, daughter of August & Dorothy (Lutzke) Hohenhaus, was born on September 1, 1849 in Sadelburg, Germany, and died April 26, 1918 in Wells, Rice County, Minnesota.
She married John Fredrick Krenske in 1870 in Manitowac, Wisconsin. He was born on January 9, 1842 in Germany, and died March 7, 1913 in Rice County, Minnesota.
John & Wilhelmina had twelve children, but we know the names of only eight of them: Frederick, Anna, Minnie, Emma, Ida, William, Lydia, and Edward.

Children


OBITUARY:
Rice County Journal, May 1, 1918:
“MRS. JOHN KRENSKE, 68 YEARS OLD, DIED FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 26, AT HER HOME IN THE TOWN OF WELLS, FOLLOWING AN ILLNESS OF SOME TIME, DROPSY BEING THE DIRECT CAUSE OF HER DEATH. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON FROM THE GERMAN METHODIST CHURCH AT ROBERDS LAKE, AND WERE CONDUCTED BY REV. F. E. MEIERBACHTOL..”

Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook lighthouse2

It’s a beautiful day and we got up early so decided to take a drive to our next lighthouse… Sandy Hook

In 1895, the U.S. Army renamed the “Fortifications at Sandy Hook” as Fort Hancock. The installation would protect New York Harbor from invasion by sea. Its yellow brick buildings were constructed largely between 1898-1910, with the fort reaching its peak population in World War II. Fort Hancock’s defenses waxed and waned with the needs of the nation from the end of the Spanish-American War through the end of World War II. The core of the fort was referred to as the Main Post (now Fort Hancock Historic Post).

The fort’s population peaked during World War II to more than 7,000 soldiers. These included members of the Women’s Army Corps, who were housed in Barracks 25. Male soldiers, who called it the “WAC Palace,” were denied entry. African-American soldiers also worked and lived here in a move that predated the overall desegregation of the Army, which occurred in 1947 by an executive order from President Harry S Truman.

Aircraft changed the style of warfare forever, and by the end of World War II anti-aircraft guns had taken over the key defensive role at Fort Hancock. The Cold War era brought a change from anti-aircraft guns to Nike Missiles that could intercept jet warplanes. These surface-to-air nuclear missiles were housed here between 1954 and 1974.

The fort was decommissioned on December 31, 1974. Since then, most of Fort Hancock has served the public as the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. The remainder of the peninsula serves as U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook.

The Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark covers the entire peninsula, including what is now under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard. Visitors may tour gun batteries and the historic post as well as enjoy Sandy Hook’s trails and beaches.