J.C. and His Angels

I wrote a post about one of today’s characters three years ago, titled The Birth of an Angel, that was 123 words long.  I was in the first year of this blog-writing passion of mine, and I was still very much in the learning process.  I checked this year’s stats for these posts, and my … More J.C. and His Angels

Claus’s Angel

Since today is exactly one month away from Christmas Day, you might look at today’s title and think that this will be some sort of post with a Christmas theme, but that is not the case.  What we have today is a young German Lutheran woman whose first name was Engel, which gets translated as … More Claus’s Angel

The Birth of an Angel

Engel Sohpia Mangels was born on April 24, 1881 in Farrar, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Johann Peter and Engel (Mahnken) Mangels.  Both mother and daughter bore the name Engel, which in German means “angel”.  Engel Sophia would eventually marry Johann Claus Miessner and have seven children.  One tragic event took place when Engel … More The Birth of an Angel