We will begin today with a girl who was born on this day back in 1853. Her name was Ernestine Magdalena Doering. She went by the name Magdalena, so that is what I will use in this post. Magdalena was born on October 30, 1853, the daughter of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. She was … More Meyr or Meyer?
About two years ago, I wrote a post titled, Engert the Egger. In that post, it was mentioned that there were two Gustav Adolf Engert’s that were born only 6 years apart, one born in 1869, and the other in 1875. The two Engert boys were even cousins. The previous post was devoted to the … More The Other Gustav Adolf Engert
I am going to look at the story of the person who I think is the first one with the surname Schlichting that settled in East Perry County. His name was Johann Ludwig Schlichting. He was mostly called John, so I will use that name. However, before I look at his story, I will go … More The Pioneer Schlichting
I am going to ask you to play a game today. I’m going to call it “Where’s Gustav?”, as opposed to “Where’s Waldo?”. I am going to display a photograph that was taken in 1917. It was a photograph taken on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Reformation. The photograph was taken in … More Where’s Gustav?
The story of Arthur Richter had me snookered for a little while. His wife, Emma, died in 1919, and then Arthur shows up as a widower in the 1920 census. However, in the 1930 and 1940 censuses, he is once again married to Emma. How could this be? There really is only one explanation. Arthur … More Arthur and His Two Emma’s
Back in September, I wrote a post titled, A Killer Mule. That story included a death certificate that included a mule in a man’s cause of death. You will get a story with a similar end today, only this time there was more than one mule. Johann Wahlers was born on October 24, 1856 in … More Killer Mules
Earlier this month, I wrote a post titled, Ridge Romance Repeat. In that article, it was stated that there was a double wedding that took place on October 23, 1890. Each couple in that wedding included a Holschen and a Leimbach. The story already written was about the couple made up of a Holschen man … More Ridge Romance Repeat Revisited
Eva Katherine Stuebinger would have been celebrating a very special birthday if she was still alive today. She was born 150 years ago…October 22, 1870. I found a little evidence that she was called “Rena” during her lifetime, so I will use that name in this post. She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich and … More The Lintner Link
I did not get married until I was 39 years old. I know there were folks who thought that I would never find a bride. So, I spent a fairly large percentage of my life as a single person. Today, I will tell the tale of two people who both were married at more advanced … More First Marriage – Age 61
We will be looking at a special wedding anniversary today. It will detail the story of a couple that was married on October 20, 1870, making today their 150th wedding anniversary. It was the marriage of Adolph Bergt and Magdalena Weber. Let’s begin by looking at the early life of Adolph. Adolph was a junior. … More Bergt-Weber’s 150th