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Bachman or Bachmann?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crotonologist, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I've seen Rudy B.'s last name spelled both ways - anyone know the correct spelling?
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It's Rudy Bachman. I've only seen it spelled one way.
     
  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I just got off the phone with Frank Brown about the Bachman(n)name, and he told me that he dosen't know, or remember if it's spelled with one "n" or two. The same with the publishing date of his last book. I remember it coming out in the early to mid 90's.
     
  5. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Hey Jeff thanks for checking - Brown's second book actually uses both spellings BTW...
    I've tried to clarify the spelling with internet searches but no definitive answers there...
    I really shouldn't let stuff like this bug me...
     
  6. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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  7. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    Tomato or Tamato, Patato or Potato :)
     
  8. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Actually, I prefer to know the correct spelling.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Seen it most commonly spelled with one "n", I would go with that. Bachman's daughter-in-law is featured in the book and I would surmise she would have noticed the misspelling of the family name. Just my thoughts. ;)
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is mine as of this am. It really got the crap beat out of it last winter. It still has not returned to what it looked like before. As a matter of fact, this is the best it has looked since Dec. 2009. The plants around it have grown and afforded it more protection this season.
     

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  11. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    Ok here goes :) "RUDOLF BACHMANN" In 1927 Rudolf Bachmann was listed as a carpenter. From 1928 to 1933 he was an
    auto mechanic, but from 1934 he was a nurseryman. Rudolf and his wife Freda residied at 3716 NW 22nd Ave.
    Bonita Gardens Which is in Miami (Bonita was a name he used on 2 of his croton hybrid`s Bonita 1 and Bonita 2).
    Some of the recorded Crotons That Mr. Bachmann Hybridized are: RUDY BACHMANN, CARL BACHMANN,
    MARRIETA BACHMANN, CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING, BIG RED, BONITA 1, BONITA 2, SUNDAY,
    DRAGNET, JOE FRIDAY, MONA LISA, FINISHED.

    That information is from the archives ill stick with the 2 N's
     
  12. Moose

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    Didn't his nephew start the musical group Bachman, Turner Overdrive ? :confused:
     
  13. Jeff Searle

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    Hmmm, know that house pretty well, of course back in the day. That's where all my original RB cuttings came from. I'm sure there's a picture or two still floating around with me in action there.:eek:
     
  14. Croton Guru

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    Yes there is a younger slimmer jeff making a mess, I hope he cleans that up :)

    bachman house1.jpg searle bachman house.jpg
     

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