Rudy and Rosie

Rudolph Andreas Petzoldt was born on June 25, 1896, so he would have been celebrating his 124th birthday if he was still alive today.  Rudolph was the last child born to Charles and Theresia (Leimer) Petzoldt.  He was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Missouri.  Below is his baptism record. When Rudolph was just … More Rudy and Rosie

Popp’s Pfau Frau

Pauline Clara Pfau is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 23, 1864, the daughter of Gottfried and Amalie (Draman or Trummann) Pfau.  There is a little bit of a puzzle having to do with this Pfau family.  Clara’s parents arrived in America aboard the Magdalene in 1859.  Take a look at the passenger … More Popp’s Pfau Frau

Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Amalie Lina Haertling is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 14, 1882, the daughter of Herman and Sophia (Koenig) Haertling.  Here are photos of Lina’s parents. Lina was the 8th of 10 children in her family.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  Below is her baptism record. Because … More Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Conrad’s Kössl

Doing family history research often causes a person to scratch the head.  I think I lost some of the few hairs I have left over a few issues in today’s story.  One issue has to do with a date.  The other is a spelling question.  All you have to do is look at the strange … More Conrad’s Kössl