Metzner Maze

Johanne Caroline Christiana Metzner was not born on this day, but her birthday is pretty close. She was born on May 6, 1837 in Germany. Her parents were Johann Michael and Christiane Auguste Henriette (Aloe) Metzner. According to later census records, the Metzner family came to America in 1844. The first possible document in which … More Metzner Maze

Frank and Minnie

Frank married twice. His first marriage was the infamous $15 wedding that was described in the post with that title, The $15 Wedding. Then, his second marriage, the one involving Frank and Minnie, took place on this day, so that couple would be celebrating their wedding anniversary today if they were still alive. I urge … More Frank and Minnie

The $15 Wedding

Johann Christoph Friedrich Feig was born on this day, October 7, in 1821 in Germany.  While still in Germany, he married Christiane Aloe.  In 1850, Christoph brought his wife and infant daughter, Johanne, to America.  They arrived in New Orleans aboard the Queen on June 10, 1850.   Christoph’s family is already recorded in the … More The $15 Wedding