Blanken/Blanken Wedding

A girl’s birth took place on this day in East Perry County in 1889.  That birth had some rather unusual characteristics.  Then later that girl was married in Kansas.  That marriage also had some rather unusual characteristics.  I will attempt to tell that story today, even though it does contain some unanswered questions. The birthday … More Blanken/Blanken Wedding

The Eldest Worker

Today, I will tell you another story that takes place on both sides of the Mississippi River.  The highlighted event for today will be a marriage between a young man from Fountain Bluff Township in Jackson County, Illinois and a young girl from Altenburg, Missouri in Perry County.  It was the wedding of Henry Arbeiter … More The Eldest Worker

Brought by an Angel

I trust that if I get anything wrong in this post, our research partner who is the authority on the Miesner family, Lori Adams, will set me straight.  I start this story in the middle.  Here is a passenger list from the ship, Braunschweig, which arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in June of 1892. There are … More Brought by an Angel

Maid from Michigan

My last post highlighted a brother and sister who both remained unmarried during their lives.  Another story materialized for today which will highlight another unmarried person.  The story will also take us from Mecklenburg to Minnesota to Michigan to Missouri. We will begin this story by looking at the passenger list of the ship, Gessner, … More Maid from Michigan

The Buenger Bachelor

Today would have been the 133rd birthday of Ernst Friedrich Karl Buenger (rhymes with singer).  He was the firstborn child to Johann Friedrich and Pauline (Mueller) Buenger.  Here is the wedding photo of Friedrich and Pauline. There is an interesting birth record for Ernst.  I will show it in two images. We see in the … More The Buenger Bachelor