“Wir haben hier leider keinen Esel der Gold kackt im Keller”

A German idiom meaning “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Or, literally, “we don’t have a donkey shitting gold in the cellar.” So what are you waiting for? Click now to purchase one, two, or three of my books to support my ongoing Amerikanisch family history research and writing. I promise they’re better than butterflies on poop!



A frank, independent, and courageous look at my German-American heritage, history, and current events with a deep aversion to sham and pretense wherever it appears.

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Wilhelm Kühner

Pruning the “tangled thicket” of Kühner (Keener) Genealogie in Amerika and reflecting on its relevance to current events.