"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Monday, July 5, 2010

You Never Know!

You never know where you are going to find your family history.  Last weekend my cousin got married in Frankenmuth, MI.  We stayed at the beautiful Bavarian Inn Lodge.  Before leaving my mother-in-law told me that there is a room there named after my husband's Great Grandmother's line, the Schmitzers.  Sure enough room 314 is also known as the Schmitzer Room.  After talking to the front desk I was able to venture into the room, which we did not stay in.  And see the photos and couple documents that were hanging on the wall.  I took photos, but didn't have my flash on, so they turned out kinds blurry.   There is also on the website, a page on the Schmitzers (as well as many other families) that anyone can check out. 

We also visited the little museum on Main Street in Frankenmuth, called The Frankenmuth Museum.  There were a couple mentions of the Schmitzers, which I also snapped quick photos of.  Not bad for $5 for admission for the familiy.  And no, I did not use a flash in the museum.

So besides seeing my cousin who was one of my bridesmaids almost 9 years ago, get married...and what a beautiful bride she made...I also got to experience some local history and even catch a glimpse at some of my husband's ancestors.  You never know what you'll find when your on your travels. 

Happy Hunting!