A Shared Birthday

December 8th was the birthday of two brothers in the same family, yet they were not twins.  One of them happens to be one of my great grandfathers.  The mother of these two brothers was Johanne Christiane Mueller.  Her maiden name was Theilig, but by the time she had married Johann Gottlob Mueller, she had … More A Shared Birthday

The Palisch Twins

Today’s story is another one about a  pair of East Perry County twins.  Maybe stories about twins attract my attention more than others because I am the grandfather of a pair of twin girls.  We have already done several posts about twins.  One of those was titled, Together in Birth and Death.  Today’s story could … More The Palisch Twins

Cooper Hopfer

May 20th was the day that Michael Hopfer died in 1877.  Michael Hopfer came to America as part of the Gruber group at the end of 1839 and settled in the area designated as Paitzdorf (later changed to Uniontown).  The passenger list from the Johann Georg and census records list him as being a cooper, … More Cooper Hopfer

A Guilty Conscience?

At the beginning of the book which contains the first of the church records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, you will find the Bible passage shown above.  It is written in Rev. Gotthold Loeber’s handwriting.  The passage comes from Psalm 85 verses 2-5.  Here is a King James Version translation of that passage: “2 … More A Guilty Conscience?