Born in the small Bavarian town of Kallstadt, modern-day Germany, Friedrich was the son of Christian and Katharina. Kallstadt at the time was a land known for viticulture, the caring for and harvesting of grapes destined for vineyards. But caring for grapes isn’t as blissful as the end-product tastes.
It’s long hours, hard work, and grueling backaches if you do it for too long.
And our little Bavarian friend was unfortunately quite sickly and weak in his younger years.
His mother even refused to let him work the fields alongside the rest of the family.…