The Franz family
As was customary in the past, the watchmaking trade was passed on from father to son:
1710 - 1750 Johann Peter Frantz
1744 - after 1788 Johann Peter Frantz
1785 - 1845 Johann Samuel Frantz
1818 - 1896 Johann Peter Frantz
1862 - 1944 Peter Christian Franz
1904 - 1985 Otto Wilhelm Franz
The job title changed from blacksmith and watchmaker to farm worker and watchmaker to watchmaker. In the picture you can see Otto Franz as he usually received visitors in the kitchen.
Auguste is the last member of the Franz family who lived in Uhrmacher's house. Otto and Auguste signed the house of the town of Püttlingen in exchange for an annuity. After Auguste died in 1988, the Freundeskreis Alte Uhrmacherkunst e. V. founded so that the Saarland Clock Museum can be opened on November 6, 1992.
The picture shows Auguste, as the older Püttlinger still know her when she was standing in the two-part door to chat with passers-by.