Bergmann’s in DuQuoin – From Perry County to Perry County

The surname, Bergmann, has shown up on this blog many times. I think if you look at other stories about Bergmann’s you will find that most of them are centered around Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg. You will read another Bergmann story today that indeed has its beginning in Friedenberg, but it will describe a … More Bergmann’s in DuQuoin – From Perry County to Perry County

Bendel the Burier

A wedding took place on this day 121 years ago at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri.  The groom was August Bendel; the bride was Emma Kranawetter.  Their story is yet another case in which the people involved began living in Missouri, but spent most of their lives in Illinois. August Bendel was born on … More Bendel the Burier

Martin and His Girls

We have another 150th birthday to celebrate today.  Jacob Martin Darnstaedt was born on December 8, 1869, the son of Johann and Christiane (Mueller) Darnstaedt.  The story of Martin’s parents was told in the post, Seelitz Sweethearts.  Martin was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is his baptism record. Martin can be found … More Martin and His Girls