An Engert/Seibel Duo

Our story today begins with the birthday of Maria Catherine Seibel, who was born on November 9, 1841. She was the daughter of Johann and Elizabeth (Theiss) Seibel and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church. Maria’s father was part of the New York Group that arrived in Perry County at about the same time as the … More An Engert/Seibel Duo

Meyr or Meyer?

We will begin today with a girl who was born on this day back in 1853. Her name was Ernestine Magdalena Doering. She went by the name Magdalena, so that is what I will use in this post. Magdalena was born on October 30, 1853, the daughter of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. She was … More Meyr or Meyer?

Where’s Gustav?

I am going to ask you to play a game today. I’m going to call it “Where’s Gustav?”, as opposed to “Where’s Waldo?”. I am going to display a photograph that was taken in 1917. It was a photograph taken on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Reformation. The photograph was taken in … More Where’s Gustav?

Killer Mules

Back in September, I wrote a post titled, A Killer Mule. That story included a death certificate that included a mule in a man’s cause of death. You will get a story with a similar end today, only this time there was more than one mule. Johann Wahlers was born on October 24, 1856 in … More Killer Mules