Carl Friedrich Moeckel (he went by “Fred”) was born on July 19, 1883. He was the firstborn child in the family of Charles and Mathilda (Sewerosky) Moeckel. Fred was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Below is his baptism record. One more child was born and baptized at Concordia, Frohna, but when their third … More Motorman Moeckel
Johann Friedrich Conrad Amschler was born on July 8, 1863. That would make today his 156th birthday. John’s story got a fairly good accounting in a previous post about one of his sons which was titled, Z to A. Even though that post included information about John, I decided to embellish his story in a … More Finding a Bride Across the River
I confess. The main reason I chose today’s story is the alphabet. A Zerbst married an Amschler on this date in history, and she went from being a “Z” to an “A”. The marriage took place on April 25, 1920 in Jacob, Illinois at Christ Lutheran Church. It was the wedding of Alfred Amschler and … More Z to A
In 1850, a young man by the name of George Amschler arrived in America aboard the President Smidt. This passenger list describes George as a coppersmith, and after he arrived in Perry County, he not only had that occupation, but was also described as a tinner and a gunsmith. Ten years earlier, a 6 year … More A.A.A. Hardware – Uniontown
The story I tell today is almost too sad to tell, but sometimes I guess you just have to tell it like it is. The story comes out of the family of the Johann Martin Traugott Fiehler family that lived in Uniontown, Missouri. Traugott was part of the Fiehler family about which we wrote in … More 26 Days Together
April 6 was the birthday of Kunigunda Wirth in 1849. Her name can be found in both the Friedenberg and Longtown, Missouri church records. After seeing this name, we became curious about the name Kunigunda’s origin. The name appears to have roots in Germanic tribes in Europe, and the name means “brave warrior”. This also … More Brave Warrior?