I took on a challenge today. The surname, Goller, enters the German Family Tree in 1900 and only shows up in records until about 1920. Ancestry.com family trees for today’s character, Christopher Goller, are not plentiful, nor do they contain much documentation. As it turns out, I was more successful finding documentation on Christopher Goller’s … More Christopher and Christina
We will begin today with a girl who was born on this day back in 1853. Her name was Ernestine Magdalena Doering. She went by the name Magdalena, so that is what I will use in this post. Magdalena was born on October 30, 1853, the daughter of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. She was … More Meyr or Meyer?
I am going to look at the story of the person who I think is the first one with the surname Schlichting that settled in East Perry County. His name was Johann Ludwig Schlichting. He was mostly called John, so I will use that name. However, before I look at his story, I will go … More The Pioneer Schlichting
The story of Arthur Richter had me snookered for a little while. His wife, Emma, died in 1919, and then Arthur shows up as a widower in the 1920 census. However, in the 1930 and 1940 censuses, he is once again married to Emma. How could this be? There really is only one explanation. Arthur … More Arthur and His Two Emma’s
Back in September, I wrote a post titled, A Killer Mule. That story included a death certificate that included a mule in a man’s cause of death. You will get a story with a similar end today, only this time there was more than one mule. Johann Wahlers was born on October 24, 1856 in … More Killer Mules
I did not get married until I was 39 years old. I know there were folks who thought that I would never find a bride. So, I spent a fairly large percentage of my life as a single person. Today, I will tell the tale of two people who both were married at more advanced … More First Marriage – Age 61
We will be looking at a special wedding anniversary today. It will detail the story of a couple that was married on October 20, 1870, making today their 150th wedding anniversary. It was the marriage of Adolph Bergt and Magdalena Weber. Let’s begin by looking at the early life of Adolph. Adolph was a junior. … More Bergt-Weber’s 150th
Knowing that today is October 10th, which is also sometimes written as 10/10, I decided to look for a 10/10/10 story. I first looked to see if there might be some reference to a special event in our German Family Tree that took place on October 10, 1810. That search was unsuccessful. I then decided … More Hyde’s Mom – 10/10/10
A baptism record in the books of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna presents us with a bit of a puzzle. This record shows a boy by the name of Leo Herbert Wagner being born on October 3, 1897. He was the son of Samuel and Margarethe (Sommer) Wagner. I will display that record here. The … More When Was Herbert Born?
Our location in East Perry County, Missouri places us in the position where we can observe numerous flocks of birds making their way north or south depending on what season of the year it is. We find ourselves right below what is called the Mississippi Flyway. Waterfowl follow the Mississippi River on their annual migrations. … More Vogel (Bird) Migrations