Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

The three names in the title of today’s post are included in ones that I refer to as “Friedenberg Names”. Two of these names appeared in the title of another post recently titled, Rauh-Bergmann-Thorp-Fassold. The story you are about to read begins with the birth of a Bergmann baby. Margareta Barbara Bergmann was born on … More Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

Another Kunigunda

The rather unusual name, Kunigunda, has appeared on this blog several times over the years. I consider it unusual for a reason other than the fact that it is a name that has pretty much disappeared in today’s day, but also because of its meaning. It is a feminine name that means “brave warrior” or … More Another Kunigunda

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