The Eldest Worker

Today, I will tell you another story that takes place on both sides of the Mississippi River.  The highlighted event for today will be a marriage between a young man from Fountain Bluff Township in Jackson County, Illinois and a young girl from Altenburg, Missouri in Perry County.  It was the wedding of Henry Arbeiter … More The Eldest Worker

Selfsame Seibels

Martin Seible married Clara Arbeiter on May 1, 1921 at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois.  Otto Seibel married Bertha Ziegler on May 20, 1922 in Murphysboro, Illinois.  What makes these two marriages special is the fact that Martin and Otto Seibel were identical twins. Martin and Otto were born on November 3, 1897 in … More Selfsame Seibels

Family Photos

Heinrich Arbeiter was born on March 8, 1858 in Ittlingen, Germany.  He arrived in America in 1872, and he was living in Red Bud, Illinois in 1880 with a Rowold. In that same year, Henry married Caroline Rowold who was born in Horse Prairie, Illinois, a small community just outside Red Bud.  It was also … More Family Photos