The Krause’s – John Julius, Martha, and Emily

The surname highlighted in today’s post is another one that brings up the topic of pronunciation. How do you pronounce Krause. I have known folks with that surname over the years and have heard it pronounced two different ways. One is to make it rhyme with “house”. The other is to pronounce it as Krau-zee. … More The Krause’s – John Julius, Martha, and Emily

Jacob Moeckels

The story for today’s post begins for both its characters in Perry County, Missouri, but later, this couple skips across the river to spend most of their lives near Jacob, Illinois. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that this is not the first time I have written about such … More Jacob Moeckels

Carl Kistenmacher – Fireman and Grocer

Three Kistenmacher brothers showed up in the church records of Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri in the 1880’s. All three of these Kistenmacher brothers also showed up living in the Fountain Bluff Township of Jackson County, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River, around the turn of the 20th century. One of these brothers was … More Carl Kistenmacher – Fireman and Grocer