Henry IV’s 200th

Men by the name of Henry Miesner have been mentioned many times in previous posts on this blog. After doing a quick search, I think I have written 3 previous stories that had as one of their main characters a man with that name. So, I will refer to today’s Henry Miesner as Henry IV. … More Henry IV’s 200th

Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Maria Wilhelmine Schilling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 5, 1863, making today her 158th birthday. Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Theresia (Schuessler) Schilling. She was probably baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, although there is no record included in that congregation’s books. An older sibling, as well as … More Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Coming Home to Die

Two previous stories published on this blog will be tied into the one I tell today. A few years ago, I wrote the story of an unmarried woman who spent her life taking care of other people’s children. That post was titled, Kindermädchen Emilie. The main character of that tale was Emilie Weinhold. Then, earlier … More Coming Home to Die

Wittenberg Winter

If I have it figured correctly, Teacher J.F.F. Winter, was the first person in the Winter family I will discuss today to arrive in Perry County. Teacher Winter is famous for being the first teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, and he never married, so there were no Winter descendants coming from him. However, … More Wittenberg Winter

Gustav and Frieda

I am going to write a story about Gustav Wagner today. This is not the first time that I have written about a man named Gustav Wagner. Today’s Gustav was the grandson of the man I have written about before. That Gustav Wagner had married Theresa Palisch, and those two ran what was once called … More Gustav and Frieda