A Slew of Schuessler and Steffens Surnames

Roland Julius Gottlob Schuessler is today’s birthday boy. If he was still alive, he would be celebrating one of those special birthdays. He would be 125 years old. Roland was born on November 28, 1897, the son of Ferdinand and Juliane (Rabold) Schuessler. Roland was the first of 2 children born into this Schuessler family, … More A Slew of Schuessler and Steffens Surnames

From Shawnee Township, MO to Shawnee County, KS

A marriage took place on this date 150 years ago. Just yesterday, I composed a post that had connections to a recently-published story titled, Pocahontas Mueller’s. The couple celebrating a special anniversary today once again is connected to that story…from two different directions. It is another story which links together a couple in which the … More From Shawnee Township, MO to Shawnee County, KS

Another Emma Thomas

I chose today’s story for a different reason than most posts that I write. I rarely find a story based on a baptism date. However, the girl I will highlight in this post got my attention anyway. First of all, she had the same name as another woman in a post I wrote recently titled, … More Another Emma Thomas

Pocahontas Mueller’s

A Mueller couple would be celebrating their 143rd anniversary today if they were still alive. The couple was made up of a German descendant of an original immigrant from the Gesellschaft and a later Austrian immigrant. I will begin with the German groom. Heinrich Furchtegott Mueller was born on May 7, 1855, the son of … More Pocahontas Mueller’s