Motorman Moeckel

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

Z to A

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

26 Days Together

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

Brave Warrior?

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?