Last December, I posted a story about Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri celebrating their 150th anniversary. That story was titled, Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection. In that story, I posted two maps of sections of Bates County, Missouri that highlighted names which originated in Perry County. One of them is … More Another Braeuner in Bates County
Just how does a person end up with siblings who are also their cousins? I will attempt to answer that question today. The scenario for this post is also another one of those situations where we have siblings marrying siblings. It will also include a side story of a tragic death in the family. My … More The Leine-Stueve Family Ties
If the question asked in the title is answered “Yes”, then I can point out two events that took place on December 29th in this family line. I find this story especially interesting because I think it gives evidence of a family ending up in Perry County that arrived in America before the 1839 Gesellschaft … More Is There a Kasten in the Braeuner Past?
I did a search on what the acronym, B/W, could mean. It had several possibilities. It could mean black and white, and I have referred to black and white wedding dresses in the past. It could mean “be with”. Or it could mean “between” or “better or worse”. I suppose all of these could somehow … More A B/W Wedding
Today, I might just ask more questions than I answer. I have found references to three different people with the surname Theilig in the early records of East Perry County. One of them happens to be my great great grandmother, so this name always gets my attention when I see it. The big question is … More Theilig Trio Teaser
This day would have been the 159th wedding anniversary for Christian Herman Braeuner and Maria Caroline Winter, who were married on November 24, 1859 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. Let’s start with Herman Braeuner. He came to the United States in 1853 aboard the ship, Leontine. this is the passenger list showing the Braeuners. … More Winter Comes to the Braeuner Home
If Herman Walther was still alive, we would be wishing him a Happy 170th Birthday today. Herman was born on September 15, 1847 in Germany. As near as I can tell, he came to America with his family in 1851 at the age of four. He was the son of Gottlieb and Sophia (Matina) Walther. … More Merchant by the Mill
Our blog post today was authored by Fred Eggers, one of the members of our Research Crew at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum. On January 13, 1912 Carl Christian Peter Bracher died in Bates County, Missouri and was buried at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Prairie City. He had immigrated to the United … More An Early Out-Migration of Original Immigrants