When I began this website, I intended it to be for and about those Schellhardt relatives – Max and Anna’s children, their children’s children, and now their children’s children’s children (that’s four Schellhardt generations, in case you’re counting.) It was intended to honor our people.
But a funny thing happened while I delved more deeply into our family history.
I started to become acquainted with a whole extended network of relatives who played roles in Max and Anna’s lives. Most are people whom I’ve never met – they are merely faces in photographs and names on government forms. I began to realize that those faces, those names, those people were our people’s people. And that makes them ours too.
It’s time to get to know the Wissmanns, the Horns, and the Schaefers and their connection to our Schellhardt generations.
Here's a sneak peak at some of the people we'll meet next week.