I will drift away from my normal story strategy today. Instead of telling the tale of one family, I am going to give brief attention to three people that are not related to each other in any family way. What they do have in common is a connection to Reformation Day, October 31st. Two of … More Reformation Roundup
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