Sharing a Birthday
On February 11, 1859, in Biedenkopf, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany, Ferdinand “Fred” Adermann was born to Christian and Fredericke (Bergemann) Adermann. On his fifth birthday, while he was still a boy in Germany, Mary Albertine Heiden was born on the same day in Bethlehem, Effingham County, Illinois, USA, the daughter of Frederick Carl August Heiden and Marianna (Allwardt) Heiden.
Some years later, Ferdinand immigrated to the United States and ended up in Illinois. On 19 Oct 1882, when he was 23 and Mary was 18, they married. That means they had 43 years of celebrating their birthdays together on the same day–February 11.