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
The story you will read today is another one that tells of a couple that was childless, but chose to take in some children who needed a home, so I titled it Let the Children Come to Us – Part 3. It is a story that took me down some very interesting rabbit holes. George … More Let the Children Come to Us – Part 3
I will drift away from my normal story strategy today. Instead of telling the tale of one family, I am going to give brief attention to three people that are not related to each other in any family way. What they do have in common is a connection to Reformation Day, October 31st. Two of … More Reformation Roundup
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?
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?
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
Earlier this month, I wrote a post titled, Ridge Romance Repeat. In that article, it was stated that there was a double wedding that took place on October 23, 1890. Each couple in that wedding included a Holschen and a Leimbach. The story already written was about the couple made up of a Holschen man … More Ridge Romance Repeat Revisited
We will be looking at a special wedding anniversary today. It will detail the story of a couple that was married on October 20, 1870, making today their 150th wedding anniversary. It was the marriage of Adolph Bergt and Magdalena Weber. Let’s begin by looking at the early life of Adolph. Adolph was a junior. … More Bergt-Weber’s 150th
I think the story of Friedrich Bodenschaz contains two fairly distinct chapters. One chapter includes his life from birth to the year 1890, and the second chapter takes his life from that point until his death in 1929. You may understand that distinction by the time I get to the end of his story. Ernst … More Friedrich Bodenschatz’s Two Lives
Knowing that today is October 10th, which is also sometimes written as 10/10, I decided to look for a 10/10/10 story. I first looked to see if there might be some reference to a special event in our German Family Tree that took place on October 10, 1810. That search was unsuccessful. I then decided … More Hyde’s Mom – 10/10/10