Farmer Becomes Pastor after Marrying His Pastor’s Daughter

Right as the Civil War was coming to an end, a boy was being born in Altenburg by the name of Traugott Ernst Heinrich Schuessler.  He was born on this day, May 28th in 1864.  He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 8th.  He may have been baptized by Rev. J.F. Koestering who … More Farmer Becomes Pastor after Marrying His Pastor’s Daughter

Tailor to Teacher

The Jahn family certainly seemed to love to have their weddings in the month of May.  We may have another one today, although the date of the wedding is a topic for debate.  The first of the Jahn weddings took place in 1846 in St. Louis, with Justine Jahn marrying Carl Eduard Roschke, but a … More Tailor to Teacher

Cooper Hopfer

May 20th was the day that Michael Hopfer died in 1877.  Michael Hopfer came to America as part of the Gruber group at the end of 1839 and settled in the area designated as Paitzdorf (later changed to Uniontown).  The passenger list from the Johann Georg and census records list him as being a cooper, … More Cooper Hopfer

Twins and Cousins

May 11th was the birthday of twins in Farrar, Missouri.  There was a baby boy and and baby girl born on this day in 1886.  The boy’s name was Claus Heinrich Mangels.  The girl’s name was Maria Margaret Mangels.  Their parents were Herman and Katharina (Katt) Mangels. What makes this set of twins more interesting … More Twins and Cousins