Their Nicknames May Have Changed

I have a great aunt whose birth name was Adolphena Katherine Trautvetter. Apparently as a child she went by Kate and as an adult she want by Pheenie. Nicknames can change–and not just back to the “original” name.


2 thoughts on “Their Nicknames May Have Changed

  1. John

    I have an Adolphus Trautvetter in my family tree. Born around the mid 1860’s. Married and died in NZ. Could there be a connection with your Adolphena? Email me.

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      Do you know where she was born? The Adolphena in the post was born and died in Illinois and her father was from Thuringen, Germany.


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