A Winter’s Tale

Martin Traugott Winter was born on November 21, 1866 in Altenburg, Missouri.  He was the son of Friedrich and Christine (Jahn) Winter.  We have photos of Martin’s parents. Before I move on to Martin’s story, allow me to discuss the Winter,s that lived in this area.  First of all, there were two Winters to arrive … More A Winter’s Tale

Band of Brothers

Anna Marie (Mary) Mahnken is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on September 26, 1881 in Farrar, Missouri and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church.  This is her baptism record. Mary’s parents were John and Mary (Versemann) Mahnken. A little over a year later, a boy by the name of Johannes (John) Friedrich Theodore Bellmann was … More Band of Brothers

Kieninger Cousins

As I write this story today, a group that calls themselves the Wittenberg Cousins is in town visiting.  This group of fun-loving folks comes to town twice a year and stays at The Inn here in Altenburg, since they would have a hard time finding a place to stay in Wittenberg.   They put up their … More Kieninger Cousins

Gertie and Audie

Gertrude Emma Mathilde Bellmann was born on January 13, 1903, making her today’s birthday girl.  Her parents were Martin and Martha (Lohmann) Bellmann of Altenburg.  I do not have a photo of Martha, but I do have one of Martin. In fact, another post told Martin’s story.  It was titled, Pound the Hammer, Ring the … More Gertie and Audie