Member of Mueller/Mueller Marriage’s Momentous Milestone

Two hundred years ago, Justine Christiane Augusta Mueller was born in Paitzdorf, Germany. Justine was born on June 4, 1823, the daughter of Gottfried Heinrich and Maria (Rothe) Mueller. This Mueller family decided to become members of the Gesellschaft in the late 1830’s, an immigration society with plans to settle in the United States. Justine’s … More Member of Mueller/Mueller Marriage’s Momentous Milestone

The Kuehnert’s – Neighbors of the Schuessler’s

Today would be the 170th birthday of Gotthold Ferdinand Kuehnert, who was born on June 3, 1853. Gotthold was the son of Johanna and Anna (Leim) Kuehnert. He was the first of 6 children born to this Kuehnert couple. Gotthold’s baptism record is found in the books of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, but that … More The Kuehnert’s – Neighbors of the Schuessler’s

200 Year-Old Wolff

I have a hard time resisting the story of a person celebrating their 200th birthday, especially when I locate a baptism record for the individual. Since most of the German Lutherans first came to Perry County in 1839, we can be sure that the birth of a person celebrating a bicentennial birthday must have been … More 200 Year-Old Wolff

Athens Bank Teller

Because my wife and I were both Lutheran educators, we made several moves to serve different schools during our careers. Our 3 daughters were all born in Memphis, Tennessee, but now these 3 are scattered across the country. One still resides in the Memphis area and another lives in Minnesota not far from a school … More Athens Bank Teller