Sylvan Grove Etzold

Yesterday’s story contained several Petzoldt’s. Today you get the story of an Etzold. The birthday boy for today is Martin Gottfried Etzold, who was born on December 9, 1874. Before I move on with his story, I will take a detour to another one. December 9th will always be a special day here in Altenburg. … More Sylvan Grove Etzold

Peter Blessed by a Crum

One hundred seventy-eight years ago, Peter Herman Stueve was born in Lamstedt, Germany.  Peter was born on June 5, 1841.  His parents were Carsten and Adelheid (Mangels) Stueve.  The parish located in Lamstedt is one of those churches whose records can be found on  We have Peter’s baptism record. It is reported that Peter … More Peter Blessed by a Crum