The last Volkswagen Beetle (“VW Käfer) produced in Europe leaves the factory in Emden on January 19, 1978.
On my family tree we meet my first cousin 5x removed Johann David Ernst FRAHM, a fee farmer from Boienhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. Today is the anniversary of his death on January 19, 1896 in Boienhagen.
His son Johann (one of his six sons) registered his death with the officials one day later.
Johann was born on July 20, 1819 in Boienhagen as the oldest child of the fee farmer Joachim Heinrich FRAHM and his wife Margarethe Elisabeth PARBS.
The 1819 census of Mecklenburg-Schwerin shows him and his parents in the rows 52-54
On February 9, 1855 he married Maria Dorothea Anna TRETOW from the neighbour village Kastahn. Between 1856 and 1872 the couple had 10 children, six sons and four daughters.
Four days following his death he got laid to rest in Diedrichshagen, the main village of the parish on January 23, 1896.