John Arthur Vogel was born on August 18, 1883 in Pocahontas, Missouri. That would make today his 136th birthday. He was the son of Theodore and Emilie (Happel) Vogel. He was sometimes called John on records, sometimes Arthur, and sometimes J.A. I will use Arthur. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, … More Give Me Livery or Give Me Life (Insurance)
I start today by reminding you of a previous post that was written about the Feig family. I looked up Feig on Google Translate, and it said this word means “cowardly” in English (although another German dictionary indicated you had to have an “e” at the end to mean “cowardly”). I am already getting off … More Cowardly Clara Becomes Käsekopf
I have another confession to make. I especially enjoy seeing old photographs that were taken in the outdoors. Although I also like studio photos, the ones taken outside, especially if they are showing people going about their daily work especially pique my interest. When I find such pictures, I am more likely to write the … More Frohna Mueller – Altenburg Weber
Maria Mahnken was born on August 14, 1886. She was the daughter of John and Marie (Heitmann) Mahnken. She was born in Germany and is said to have come to America with her family in 1889. The first record we find in our German Family Tree for Maria is her confirmation record at Salem Lutheran … More M.M. and P.P.
Because we have a few researchers scheduled to be at our museum today, I had determined not to publish a post. However, a few days ago, we received a photograph which might be of interest to a lot of our readers. It is even a photograph that has the subjects of the photograph identified. The … More A Lot in the Lorenz Lineage
Instead of focusing on a special event in one person’s life, I am going to look into the lives of a trio of siblings. That is because I noticed that there were three incidents of August 12 (8/12) showing up in three different children in the Bronnenkant family. There was a death, a birth, and … More The 8/12’s for Bronnenkant
Karl August Alwin Frentzel was born on August 11, 1890, so he is our birthday boy today. In almost all the records for this person he is called Charles, so I will use that name. He was the son of Alwin and Elizabeth (Ruhkopf) Frentzel and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown. Here is … More Bugler and Bock
Christine Hemmann is today’s birthday girl. She was born on August 10, 1886, making today her 133rd birthday. It did not take me long once I started researching Christine that I had to ask the question, “Did Christine marry Barny Bohnert or did she marry Benjamin Bohnert?” By the time I’m done with this post, … More Barney or Benjamin Bohnert?
Wilhelm Carl August Kuntze was born on August 9, 1883 in Altenburg, Missouri, making him today’s birthday boy. He is called August on some documents and Charles on others. I will use Charles. His parents were Wilhelm and Susanna (Grosse) Kuntze. His father was married previously, so Charles had some siblings and half-siblings. Charles was … More A Kuntze Chronicle
Anton Schade, if he was still alive, would be celebrating his 130th birthday today. He was born on August 8, 1889. I admit that what I was really looking for today was a person who was born or married on August 8, 1888 (8/8/88), but none could be found in our German Family Tree. I … More Anton Gets Palisch-ed