Martin and Dora

Martin and Dora Brunkhorst would be celebrating their 105th wedding anniversary today if they were still alive. I will be attempting to tell their story today. In the case of Dora, I have already attempted to tell part of her story in a previous post, Seelitz to Jacob. However, I may not have gotten her … More Martin and Dora

Joe’s Wives

The selection of this story began with me finding what would have been a 100th anniversary celebration today.  I thought that should be worthy fodder for a story right there.  However, when I looked into this situation, I discovered that it was the third marriage for Joseph Schuessler of Frohna.  Therefore, you are going to … More Joe’s Wives

Brought by an Angel

I trust that if I get anything wrong in this post, our research partner who is the authority on the Miesner family, Lori Adams, will set me straight.  I start this story in the middle.  Here is a passenger list from the ship, Braunschweig, which arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in June of 1892. There are … More Brought by an Angel