The Ida Kennard Saga

Ida Magwitz was born on June 22, 1898 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  This is an image of her baptism record. Ida was the daughter of Martin and Anna (Stelling) Magwitz.  This Magwitz family must have moved to the Farrar area not long after this baptism.  We find them in the Salem … More The Ida Kennard Saga

Kassel-Koenig Kinship

It was August 20, 1892.  The setting was Farrar, Missouri.  Frank and Erna Kassel were blessed with their third child, a boy by the name of Karl Heinrich Kassel.  He would go through life using the name Henry.  Henry was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar.  Here is his baptism record. Every once in … More Kassel-Koenig Kinship

New York City‽‽‽

Fred Eggers is the author of today’s story.  Fred has published several posts on our blog, and they are always well-received.  Today’s story comes while we are in the midst of a baseball season.  East Perry County is an area which is part of a larger region sometimes referred to as Cardinal Nation.  With the … More New York City‽‽‽

Selma’s Last

Selma Gemeinhardt must have been a pretty amazing woman.  During her life, she gave birth to 14 children.  Two of them died as infants.  Her home in Wittenberg must have been quite the active place, with the likelihood of having a dozen children all living in that house at the same time.  She gave birth … More Selma’s Last

A Band of Bands

This post will not be about a person, a family, or a place.  It will be about a photograph and an event.  The photo that will be discussed is this one. I am not sure who has the original photograph, but a copy of it can be found in Mary Dillon’s Wittenberg book.  By the … More A Band of Bands

Martha and Joseph

A few weeks ago, we published a story about Bertha Militzer from Frohna who married a Lutheran teacher and ended up in Wisconsin.  That post was titled, How the Hoeck, He Met the Militzer.  Today’s story is about one of Bertha’s sisters who also married a Lutheran church worker and spent most of her life … More Martha and Joseph