My grandchildren call me Grumps. Perhaps that is indicative of my character, but for the next few days, we have a granddaughter staying with us, and I’ll be called Grumps. Therefore, my blog writing will have to take a back seat. I debated today whether I should republish a story about a Wunderlich or a Lichtenegger. Already this morning during my time at my men’s Bible class, I happened to talk to two people named Lichtenegger, so I settled on this story about that surname. I wrote this tale 4 years ago on this date, and it has plenty of photos to view. Hope you enjoy it.
The wedding day for August Theodore Lichtenegger and Ottilie Meyr was March 28, 1910. Their wedding photo is shown here.
Before I get any farther, let me describe the beginnings of the bride and the groom. Ottilie Meyr was the first to be born. She was born on March 7, 1888 in the New Wells area of North Cape Girardeau County. Her parents were Gustav Adolph and Clara Louise (Scholl) Meyr. Ottilie was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells.
Ottilie Meyr baptism record – Immanuel, New Wells, MO
About a year and a half after Ottilie was born, August Theodore Lichtenegger was born on October 5, 1889. He was the son of Joseph and Anna Maria (Pilz) Lichtenegger. A fairly recent post titled, The Pioneer Lichtenegger, told the story of August’s parents. August was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri. We do…
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