Widowed in Winter – Joined during June in Jacob

There are four main characters in today’s tale. These four first made up two pairs, but when death came to their doorsteps, the two that remained became a pair. All four had their origins in the Hanover area of Germany. We have to travel across the Mississippi River to Jackson County, Illinois to find this … More Widowed in Winter – Joined during June in Jacob

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