Butch’s Mom and Dad

Lebrecht Schmidt and Magdalena Froebel were married on January 21, 1883, so today would have been their 136th wedding anniversary.  These two were married in Frohna, but eventually, several in their family ended up in Altenburg.  I will attempt to tell the story of that family today. Lebrecht Schmidt was born on August 12, 1857 … More Butch’s Mom and Dad

Cheyenne Schubarths

Friedrich Christian Schubarth arrived in America not long after the Gesellschaft arrived on the scene.  We see him on a passenger list in New York aboard a ship named Perry arriving on September 2, 1840. His occupation is listed as a butcher.  Sometime before 1850, he married Johanne Rosine Schuricht.  Rosine was a daughter of … More Cheyenne Schubarths

Frohna Butcher

Rudolph Oswald would have been expected to remember that today was the birthday of his wife.  Margaretha Mangels was born on December 6, 1872 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  Her parents were Johann and Engel (Mahnken) Mangels. Rudolph Oswald was also born in 1872, but he was born across the Mississippi … More Frohna Butcher