Days of Their Lives

I just cannot think of a better term for today’s type of post than “soap opera”. This tale has so many plot twists. Some of the behaviors of the people involved in the story are quite commendable. Others I would describe as quite inappropriate. I will begin by referring back to a previous post that … More Days of Their Lives

Kasten Caretakers

The beginning place for this post is a birthday that took place on this day 150 years ago. Normally, such a starting point leads to that person finding a spouse, discussing a wedding, which is usually followed by the birth of several children, and ending with a husband and wife dying and being buried. This … More Kasten Caretakers

Mayor of Grand Tower

Friedriech Johann Wilhelm “Brooks” Arbeiter is today’s birthday boy. He was born on November 22, 1896, the son of Frederick and Magdalena (Heeszel) Arbeiter. John was the first child out of 9 that were born to Frederick and Magdalena. I don’t know where it originated, but our German Family Tree shows “Brooks” as his nickname. … More Mayor of Grand Tower

Oswald Carpentry

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

Pastor Q

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