Friday, April 11, 2014

Beuhring "Reunion"

Melba Guard came for a visit this week from the Cincinnati area.  Both of us descend from the man pictured to the left (Frederick George Lewis Beuhring) and his wife (Frances Elenore Dannenberg Beuhring) who is pictured below.
Melba contacted me via e-mail after reading several of my posts on this blog on our mutual Beuhring line.  Debbie Campbell who is president of KYOWVA had also given Melba my name.  We agreed to spend several days together gathering information in the Cabell County area to add to Melba's research. She is creating a biography of Frederick Konig Beuhring and also of his father, Frederick George Louis Beuhring.  (

Frederick George Louis Beuhring

The family folklore is that FGL had the portraits painted to send to his family in Germany so that they could see his wife and show off the fact that they were well and had prospered.  After WWI or II, the descendants of the family in Germany were in need of money and contacted descendants of FGL in the United States to see if someone might be willing to buy the portraits to raise a bit of cash.  Someone in the family of Kitty Forbes did just that.  Kitty took me to see the portraits.  For more details about this story, see blog post:

Frances Elenore Dannenberg Beuhring

Melba is writing a biography of FGL's son Frederick Konig Dannenberg Beuhring.  FKD is Melba's gr-grandfather and my 2-gr grandfather.  FKD married Frances Eleanor (Fannie) Miller in Guyandotte, Virginia in 1838.  Fannie and FKD had nine children.  I descend from their seventh child, Nora Belle (Bird) Beuhring.  Fannie died 12 Oct 1882.  Fannie's youngest son was only seven when she died.
Frederick Konig Dannenberg Beuhring and Frances Elenore Miller Beuhring

FKD wasted no time finding a second wife.  1 Nov 1883 FKD married Mary Jane Earle.  FKD and Mary Jane had two children:  Victor Earl Beuhring and Harold Earl Beuhring.  Melba descends from Harold.  Harold is Melba's grandfather.  During this visit from Melba and her husband, Cliff, we looked at a collection of papers in the Marshall University Special Collections that have been donated by Larry Beuhring on our mutual Beuhring family.  Larry descends from Victor Earl Beuhring.  I was able to get in touch with Larry through Facebook and now have his phone number and e-mail address.  His papers are very well done and are quite worth reviewing if you have a connection to this family.

I will add information about these families in another post.  Other links to Beuhring information in previous posts on my blog are:

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