I just cannot think of a better term for today’s type of post than “soap opera”. This tale has so many plot twists. Some of the behaviors of the people involved in the story are quite commendable. Others I would describe as quite inappropriate. I will begin by referring back to a previous post that … More Days of Their Lives
Amalie Lina Haertling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on June 14, 1882, the daughter of Herman and Sophia (Koenig) Haertling. Here are photos of Lina’s parents. Lina was the 8th of 10 children in her family. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri. Below is her baptism record. Because … More Fred, Lina, and Lydia
As I have studied East Perry County surnames, I have noticed that most folks with the surname, Schade, were found living in Altenburg and were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church. However, there is a branch of the Schade family tree that resided near Frohna and were members of Concordia Lutheran Church. I will tell the … More The Frohna Schade’s
Today’s story begins with a photograph. As you can see, Anna B. Hafner was born on October 27, 1893, so this makes her today’s birthday girl. But who is this Anna Hafner? You have a big clue on her gravestone. It refers to her as “wife of Rev. Gustav W.” She indeed was the spouse … More Farmer and Clergyman’s Wife
Before I delve into today’s post, let me tell you about how I got some unexpected help in my research for it. I am visiting some grandchildren this week, and my granddaughter Kaitlyn offered to help me. Kaitlyn has been bugging me for a few years because she thinks she should have been included in … More Wedig Wedding
Erwin Heinrich Bremer was born in Frohna, Missouri on October 15, 1907. He was baptized on October 27th at Concordia Lutheran Church. There is also a record of his confirmation at that church in 1921. Before 1930, Erwin moved to a rural area near Wisner, Nebraska. In the 1930 census, we find him as a … More Two Baptisms?