Saturday, June 01, 2013
I've had some trouble with updating of my genealogy software and may need to buy a new program and re-enter the data to fix the problem.
I've made a memorial to him HERE with some cute stories. He was quite a character. Interesting to scroll back and forth and look at their eyes.
His father was, Charles Frederick Mader, who was quite musical. I can't tell if we have the eye thing going on here or not. I sorta think we do? There are additional pictures here on his memorial that I think show the eye connection. He was born Jan 29th 1860, and died Jan 6th 1933. He was just an infant when Civil War broke out. His primary claim to fame would be his friendship with President Warren G. Harding, and the fact that he taught Warren G. Harding how to play the horn!
Interesting note here is my older brothers name is Charles, and his oldest son was named Charles also; though he went by his middle name. So you can see the name of Charles has a long standing and proud family history.
My Great-Great Grandfather, Wilhelm Heinrich Mader, far right, father of above Charles Frederick immigrated to the United States as a young man. He left Germany after the death of his mother and traveled alone to this country. (click to enlarge the picture, I think the family resemblance is striking).
Have you traced your family tree? You'll be amazed what you can learn about how things do travel down through the generations.