Yes, I did know that there was another brother named Lewis. On the website I sent to you is a list of marriages . I saw on that list that both brothers were married twice. Did you know that Lewis was married a second time? Also, on that site I found that both brothers and a person named Fannie Herman worked for Frank at his cigar store. It also lists their home addresses. Do you know who Fannie was?
I have seen the Bible that belonged to Doug. She loaned it to my grandfather, Albert Herman Hockenjos, (notice the Herman name? I called him Pappy, I'll refer to him that way from now on). I was rather young at the time , so I didn't really appreciated it then. I wish I had another chance to see it! I've always heard that the Hermans came from Berne, Switzerland. In fact, my mother and I were in Europe several years ago and we were able to take a day trip to Berne. We hoped to find out something about the Hermans, but it was a weekend and the office of records was closed.
Margaret and Frank had 5 children. Three of which were born before they came to the States. Their names were Emile, (my gg grandfather), Annie and Jenny. There were twin sisters born , but I'm not sure if they were born before, during or after their trip to the States.Their names were Susie and Rosie. They were thought to be somewhat childlike. My mother, as a small child, remembers meeting all the sisters except for Annie. The three she met lived together in Jenny's home in downtown Knoxville. There is a newspaper clipping of one of the twins when she retired from her job at the laundry. If I can locate it would you like that picture too? As for Annie and the Roos family, Annie had several children. One of which was engaged to to my grandmother, Pappy's wife. His name was John. I know that my grandparents, Pappy and Nita, were very close friends with one of Annie's sons and his wife. They referred to them as Bud and Sis, I'm not sure if Bud is a nickname for John or if he was a different sibling.
My connection to Chattanooga is through Pappy and Nita. Both Pappy and Nita were from Knoxville. Nita's name was Juanita Maxey. She was born and raised in a house on the corner of 3rd and Lamar. Anyway, Pappy worked for TVA and I think that is how they ended up in Chattanooga. My mother was born and raised there. She and my father have lived most of their married life in VA. I moved by myself to Chattanooga and lived in my grandparents house alone for several years before moving back to VA. You probably weren't interested in all of that information, but there you have it.
I would give you my home address, but I feel uncomfortable posting it on this forum site. If you want to sent your emails directly to me, my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you soon.