A proper way to go.

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The following is the testimony of Frank Jagger, my great-uncle.

Louis Frederick Jagger was born Ludwig Friedrich Jaeger on 15th March 1852 at Kunzelsau, Wurttemberg, Germany, the son of Georg Heinrich Jaeger, a Stonemason, and Marie Christine formerly Heschel. Their particulars and those of their parents and children, are given in the attached record extract from the town archives of Kunzelsau, which I obtained on a visit there in 1953. From this data and that given above it becomes apparent that I am the eldest son of an eldest son of an eldest son, and the first one to be conceived in wedlock.

Ludwig, as I like to call him, was a pork butcher. He presumably cleared out from Germany in the early 1870's to avoid being conscripted, got as far as the West Riding, fell in with Ruth and settled. He is said twice to have had his own business and failed. Following my father (Thornton) he and Ruth had six other children, Mary, George Henry, Louisa, Lily, Freda and Louis. Ludwig subsequently twice married widows with families of their own but he had no more children. The first was at Nelson in Lancashire, where I spent a month's holiday with him as a small boy during the 1914-1918 war, and the second at Southport in Lancashire, where he died at the age of 77, still working. He was in the mess-room of the abbattoir where he worked at dinner time and flung the rinsings of his pint pot of tea into the fireplace. As he did so the pot flew off the handle and crashed into the hearth. He looked at the handle remaining in his hand with a grin, said "It's like me, it's buggered" and slumped into his chair and died. A proper way to go.

Electric Universe (wherever that is) (acoleuthic), Thursday, 7 January 2010 01:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

i am descended from and named after the dude who had the best exit line in history

Electric Universe (wherever that is) (acoleuthic), Thursday, 7 January 2010 01:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

cool to know this stuff, but in fairness it's not as good a bowing out line as bruce willis in that comet movie

Not a reactionary git, just an idiot. (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 January 2010 09:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

rmde

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

looking up jaeger at 8.08 am, and ur the one ryde?

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

lj is a scion of the fatherland!

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

rip ludwig, as u doubtless do

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

where he died at the age of 77

dayo, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

u r all buggered 2

ludwig jaeger, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

chill waves from history

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:48 (eight years ago) Permalink


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