June 28, 1914 – The day that changed the world. It was a nice summer day in Sarajevo, Bosnia. And Gavrilo Princip was just 19 years old when he became a murderer. In the late morning hours of that day he killed the Archduke and heir to the throne of Austria and Hungary, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Archduchess Sophia with two shots. The first one hits Sophia and slashes a main vein in her belly. The second shot hits Franz Ferdinand and tears his cervical artery. They were both dead within minutes.
The day that changed the world..
And on June 28, 1635 the caribbean island Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
I picked a happy event from my family tree to try to compensate for this day at least a bit.
We celebrate the 110th wedding day of Bertha Maria Anna HAGEDORN and Karl Franz Ernst FROHRIEB who married on June 28, 1904 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.
Bertha was born on April 20, 1877 in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. She was the third of seven children (sadly, 2 of them were stillborns) of Johann Heinrich HAGEDORN and his wife Luise Dorothea Maria née MEYER.
She received her baptism in the church of Diedrichshagen on April 29, 1877. The same church in which she got confirmed into the lutheran religion on March 22, 1891,
The 1900 census records shows her living in Grevesmühlen, the next bigger town, working as a house maid.
Following her wedding in 1904 she moved with her husband to Crivitz in the same grandduchy where he worked as a gardener. I couldn’t really find out why, since he was born in the area in Gadebusch on October 8, 1878, but I couldn’t find any trace to Crivitz before. Not his parents and not him.
I didn’t find a death certificate for Karl yet but Bertha died on February 16, 1952 in Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany.