Unmarked Graves

I happen to know that my church, Trinity Lutheran in Altenburg, is presently examining ways to correct some problems we have in our cemetery. There are broken or fallen gravestones, grave markers that are leaning, plus there are quite a few empty spots for graves that were never marked with a gravestone. Today’s story will … More Unmarked Graves

‘Bold and ‘Zoldt – A Valentine Man and His Mate

The birthday boy for today, Valentine’s Day, is Johann Gottlieb Albert Rabold. This boy would go by the name of Gottlieb. Google Translate says gottlieb means “dear”. I’d say that is an appropriate name to discuss on Valentine’s Day. Gottlieb was born on February 14, 1858, the firstborn child of Julius and Wilhelmine (Palisch) Rabold. … More ‘Bold and ‘Zoldt – A Valentine Man and His Mate

Butcherin’ Day

***Warning!  Today’s blog entry is a little bloody.  If you are a little squeamish, you may want to skip this one. I did not have the time to research a story from the past today because it was Butcherin’ Day.  Each year about this time, some of my family and friends get together to cut…

Another Franke/Koenig Couple Two Generations Later

I will begin today with a birthday boy, Ernst Wilhelm Victor Koenig, who was born on February 10, 1897. That makes today a fairly special 125th birthday. This boy would mostly go by the name, William, during his life, so that is what I will call him. His parents were Ernst and Magdalena (Roth) Koenig. … More Another Franke/Koenig Couple Two Generations Later