Martin and His Girls

We have another 150th birthday to celebrate today.  Jacob Martin Darnstaedt was born on December 8, 1869, the son of Johann and Christiane (Mueller) Darnstaedt.  The story of Martin’s parents was told in the post, Seelitz Sweethearts.  Martin was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is his baptism record. Martin can be found … More Martin and His Girls

Gottfried’s Angels

From 1976-1981, there was a popular TV series called Charlie’s Angels.  Right now, there is a movie in the theaters by that title which attempts to recreate that show.  The show highlighted three ladies who teamed as crime fighters.  I have three daughters who have on occasion compared themselves to Charlie’s Angels.  They even recreated … More Gottfried’s Angels

Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back

Joseph Darnstaedt was born on 6/6/66…June 6, 1866.  It is his story that I will attempt to tell today.  Joseph was the son of Johann and Christiane (Mueller) Darnstaedt.  Johann and Christiane’s story was told in the post, Seelitz Sweethearts.  Joseph was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. We find Joseph in the 1870 … More Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back

Boehme’s in Frames

I took a different approach today.  Instead of looking for a story that corresponds with today’s date, I chose to highlight a donation that our museum recently received.  And yet, despite that approach, I still managed to find a trivial connection to today’s date. The donations we received are photographs from a Boehme family, so … More Boehme’s in Frames

Seelitz Sweethearts

A baby was born on this day in the Seelitz community in 1860.  This baby’s birth will enable me to tell the tale of several very interesting couples that managed to find each other during the early days of East Perry County history.  First of all, some of the details of this story have already … More Seelitz Sweethearts

Ida and Charley

Karl Gottlob Fritsche would have been 126 years old today.  He was born on December 3,  1892, and baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois. He was the son of Robert and Magdalene (Darnstaedt) Fritsche.  This is his baptism record.  It stretches out over two pages, so I had to make two images. Carl … More Ida and Charley

Research Rock Stars

It is a week of getting interesting visitors here at our museum.  Yesterday’s post referred to our friends, the Wittenberg Cousins.  Today, we have two ladies in our midst who I refer to as rock stars of Perry County family research.  Their names are Lori Adams and Diane Anderson.  If any of you spend any … More Research Rock Stars