Today’s post was written by our great friend, Fred Eggers. I know he has been working on this research for a long time, and I’m excited to see his results. ================================ Joseph Immanuel Gruber, the youngest of Pastor Carl Friedrich Theodore Gruber’s eight children, was born on November 19, 1838, but until I started searching … More In Search of the Lost Gruber
I will be dealing with two surnames today that have been researched rather thoroughly by other genealogists who take their respective families back to the 1600’s. One of those researchers is our friend, Diane Anderson, who is who I would consider our local authority on the surname, Stueve. Below is a photo of the massive … More Willie and Dehlia – A German-French Duo
I will tell the tale of Louis Oswald today. Eventually, I will get around to a life event that happened on this day, but not right away. Louis was born on March 18, 1875, the son of Christian and Margaretha (Droege) Oswald. Louis was child #4 in a family of 7. He was baptized at … More Oswald Carpentry
I have not written may posts about people who have surnames that begin with a “Q”. For the record, our German Family Tree contains only 4 pages of information on surnames beginning with “Q”. I remember doing a post about a Michael Quast, and I vaguely remember someone married to a Quaas, but that’s all … More Pastor Q
A while back, when I published the story, Two Succumb to the Flu, I included a photograph of a wedding party that I captioned as the Wilke/Stueve wedding. Here is that photo. After researching this post, I now realize that I misidentified this photograph. If you look at the upper right corner, the name given to … More Stueve or Struve or Streuve?
Instead of writing a family history today, I worked on producing this year’s video for our annual Christmas Tree Exhibit at our museum. The exhibit will begin today and continue until January 17th. You are going to want to see it. Please share this video with others.
Amalia Maria Augusta Boehme, if still alive, would be celebrating her 200th birthday today. She was born in Dresden, Germany on November 13, 1820. In case you’re interested, it was a Monday in 1820, so she was not born on Friday the 13th. Amalia was the daughter of Carl Gottlieb and Johanna Christina (Pistorius) Boehme. … More Happy Bicentennial Birthday, Mrs. Grosse
You are going to read a type of story today that I usually do not even consider for this blog. My standard procedure for choosing stories is to find one that began before the turn of the 20th century. I do that for a reason. If I look into a story that begins in the … More Farm Mishap Kills Dirt Weinhold
Martin Mueller and Meta Galnore were married on November 11, 1916, making today their 104th anniversary. The surname, Mueller, is found in many, many posts on this blog, but the surname, Galnore, according to a quick search, has only shown up in one previous post, and even that Galnore was not a significant character in … More Martin and Meta
The story you will read today is one in which a man is born and raised in this area and later leaves and lives much of his life in Nebraska. He would come back to this area for a while, only to return to Nebraska, and then reappear around here to spend his last years … More Roth Reappearance