The Trail of Christiane Theilig’s Out of Wedlock Child

Lynn Degenhardt The  blog post today was written by Lynn Degenhardt.  I am reluctant to call him a guest blogger, even if this is the first post that has been authored by him.  Lynn is a resident of Altenburg and is one of the key members of our research team here at our museum.  He … More The Trail of Christiane Theilig’s Out of Wedlock Child

Engert the Egger

Adolph Gustav Engert got married on this date in 1894, making today his 124th wedding anniversary.  However, before we can go any farther, we must make sure that we have the right person.  Below, you will see baptism records for two Adolph Gustav Engert babies, and they were both baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in … More Engert the Egger

Rosalia’s Story

The story I am going to tell today is very closely related to yesterday’s post.  I will begin by once again showing you the 1880 census for the Henry Bachmann family. Right below yesterday’s character, Ernst Bachmann, you will see a seven year old orphan girl by the name of Rosaline Upton.  She will be … More Rosalia’s Story