God in a Name

I don’t have much time to research for a post today with grandchildren in town, but here is a short article.  Maybe you have noticed a lot of names which are mentioned in this blog that have the letters GOTT in them.  Gott is the German word for God.  Our German ancestors’ faith is evident … More God in a Name

Twins??? Nope.

Here is a bonus post for today, especially since we don’t plan to post a story tomorrow on Memorial Day. Are they twins?  They certainly look like it.  The man on the right would be celebrating his 171st birthday today if he was still alive.  His name was Heinrich Theodore Hemmann.  The man on the … More Twins??? Nope.

Farmer Becomes Pastor after Marrying His Pastor’s Daughter

Right as the Civil War was coming to an end, a boy was being born in Altenburg by the name of Traugott Ernst Heinrich Schuessler.  He was born on this day, May 28th in 1864.  He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 8th.  He may have been baptized by Rev. J.F. Koestering who … More Farmer Becomes Pastor after Marrying His Pastor’s Daughter

Tailor to Teacher

The Jahn family certainly seemed to love to have their weddings in the month of May.  We may have another one today, although the date of the wedding is a topic for debate.  The first of the Jahn weddings took place in 1846 in St. Louis, with Justine Jahn marrying Carl Eduard Roschke, but a … More Tailor to Teacher