Theodore and Minnie Rauh and Their Texas Dairy Farm

Theodore Henry Rauh was born on April 6, 1881, making today his 142nd birthday. Theodore was the son of Adam and Margaret (Lang) Rauh and likely baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg. Since he was born after the 1880 census and we cannot view the one taken in 1890, Theodore was almost 20 years … More Theodore and Minnie Rauh and Their Texas Dairy Farm

Martin and Magdalena – Lohmann’s from Alva, OK

Maria Magdalena Brunkhorst was born on January 13, 1892, so today would be her 131st birthday. Magdalena was the daughter of Johann and Magdalene (Mahnken) Brunkhorst. She was the 3rd and last child in this Brunkhorst family. Magdalena was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. An image of her baptism record from that congregation’s … More Martin and Magdalena – Lohmann’s from Alva, OK

1909 – Not a Good Year for the Schuessler’s

I am going to revisit a story told several years ago. In that previous post, A Perry County Suburb inĀ Oklahoma, the highlighted character was Walter Schuessler, who spent much of his life in Alva, Oklahoma. Today, I will delve further into the stories of Walter’s parents. For them, they had very short stories. I will … More 1909 – Not a Good Year for the Schuessler’s

Montana Barber

Frederick Peter Hoehn was born in Perry County, but he certainly did not spend much of his life here. Frederick, who is also called Fritz in our German Family Tree, is today’s birthday boy. He was born on January 11, 1874, making today his 148th birthday. Frederick was the son of Adam and Louise (Hoehn) … More Montana Barber