Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Maria Wilhelmine Schilling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 5, 1863, making today her 158th birthday. Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Theresia (Schuessler) Schilling. She was probably baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, although there is no record included in that congregation’s books. An older sibling, as well as … More Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Coming Home to Die

Two previous stories published on this blog will be tied into the one I tell today. A few years ago, I wrote the story of an unmarried woman who spent her life taking care of other people’s children. That post was titled, Kinderm√§dchen Emilie. The main character of that tale was Emilie Weinhold. Then, earlier … More Coming Home to Die

A Hoehn-Hoehn Duo

Today, I will add to the list of stories I have written about brides and grooms who had the same surname. Today, the double surname happens to be Hoehn. The result of this Hoehn/Hoehn marriage was 10 pages of descendants listed in our German Family Tree. The two Hoehn families appear to have arrived at … More A Hoehn-Hoehn Duo

Seelitz Sweethearts

You will read another one of those stories today about the parents of children who have been the subjects of previous posts on this blog. However, the story of the mother and father has yet to be told. Also, among the other names that I would call Seelitz names like Schlimpert, Kuehnert, and Degenhardt, you … More Seelitz Sweethearts

John and Emilie – A Pair of Longtown Weinrich’s

As you can see on the passenger list for the ship, Minerva, the John Weinrich family arrived in America in 1853. There is some confusion about the arrival of the Weinrich”s because the Friedenberg Remembrances books says this family came to America in 1852 aboard the ship, Leonidas. However, this family is not found on … More John and Emilie – A Pair of Longtown Weinrich’s

Martin or Martha

The starting point for today’s story is a wedding that took place on this day in 1894. This may not seem significant, but today is the first day of a new church liturgical year. It is also the beginning of the season of Advent. Things have changed over the years, but the liturgical color for … More Martin or Martha