Research Rock Stars

It is a week of getting interesting visitors here at our museum.  Yesterday’s post referred to our friends, the Wittenberg Cousins.  Today, we have two ladies in our midst who I refer to as rock stars of Perry County family research.  Their names are Lori Adams and Diane Anderson.  If any of you spend any … More Research Rock Stars

Kieninger Cousins

As I write this story today, a group that calls themselves the Wittenberg Cousins is in town visiting.  This group of fun-loving folks comes to town twice a year and stays at The Inn here in Altenburg, since they would have a hard time finding a place to stay in Wittenberg.   They put up their … More Kieninger Cousins

They Died Young

The birthday boy for today is Alfred Jacob Gottfried Mueller.  He was born on April 8, 1891.  I am of the opinion that this boy was born in Wittenberg, Missouri, and I have a few different reasons for thinking this.  Let me get started by telling you that Alfred Jacob Gottfried was the son of … More They Died Young

Life on the Creek

Wayne Schuessler is the author of today’s blog post.  Wayne has contributed to our blog in the past, and his writing and research have been very well received.  He is an amazing researcher.  As is evidenced in this post, he has been to Germany to delve into his family’s history.  Wayne lives in St. Louis … More Life on the Creek

Max’s Boy Turns 90

It is not often that I take the time to write about someone who is actually alive.  I’ve become more of an expert on dead people.  Today’s main character is definitely still walking on God’s green earth and is very much alive.  His name is Delbert Schmidt, and he is a very important person to … More Max’s Boy Turns 90

A Mangeled Katt

Before you get angry with me for promoting cruelty to animals, please note that today’s title contains names that look misspelled, but they are not.  The words refer to the surnames of two people that were married in 1878 (or was it 1879?).  The Katt referred to in the title was Katharine Katt, who is … More A Mangeled Katt

1890 Census Problem

Today’s story comes out of this curious set of records found in our German Family Tree. These records indicate six Bischoff confirmations that occurred between 1888 and 1895 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Gerard Fiehler even pulled the original records out of our vault, and we found no parents associated with these confirmands.  If … More 1890 Census Problem

Easter Egeling

What can I say?  I never know what I’m going to find when looking for a story in our German Family Tree.  I looked for events that happened on April 1st…which this year happens to also be Easter…and I found the birthday for Charles Egeling.  That’s right, at least this year, he would be an … More Easter Egeling