Friedrich Joseph Arthur Preusser is today’s birthday boy. He was born on January 25, 1882, the son of Gustav and Anna (Jahn) Preusser. Today would have been his 139th birthday. He went by the name of Arthur during his lifetime. Arthur was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Missouri. Below is an image of … More Arthur, Anna, and Albert Preusser
William Vogel would be celebrating a very special birthday if he was still alive today. Since he was born on December 5, 1845, he would need 175 candles for his birthday cake. In the German language the word, vogel means bird. William was the son of August and Katherine (Doering) Vogel and baptized at Concordia … More Bill Bird’s Bountiful Babies
The story you will read today is another one that tells of a couple that was childless, but chose to take in some children who needed a home, so I titled it Let the Children Come to Us – Part 3. It is a story that took me down some very interesting rabbit holes. George … More Let the Children Come to Us – Part 3
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’m taking liberties with pronunciation today. The name Doering is pronounced “daring” around here, but I know that this surname is often pronounced as “door-ing”. As a beginning teacher, my first principal, Orlyn Schlie, had a wife named Dorothy. Those two were affectionately called “Or and Dor”. As I started looking at today’s marriage between … More Lor and Dor
The birthday of a girl in St. Louis is the starting point for today’s tale. Emilie Christiane Happel was born on July 30, 1858, the 8th child of William and Christiane (Kuehn) Happel. Her parents were both original members of the Gesellschaft in 1839. The marriage of Emilie’s parents took place on the day when … More Theodore and His Two St. Louis Wives
A birthday that took place 170 years ago attracted my attention for today’s story. Heinrich Gotthold Doering was born on June 2, 1850, the firstborn child of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. Before we discuss Heinrich’s life, let’s take a brief look at his parents. According to a Doering family book we have in our … More The Doering-Petzoldt Pair
Herman Stemmermann and Anna Maria Heidt were married on this day in 1878. Today would have been their 142nd wedding anniversary. Before we discuss this marriage, let’s take a look at the early history of these two characters. Herman Stemmermann was born on December 7, 1854 in Germany. According to a future census, Herman came … More Herman and His Ladies
It will take a little while to get to today’s birthday girl. We begin by taking a look at the first marriage of Charles Wachter. If you want a little background on the first Wachter’s to arrive in this area, you can read the post, Double Double-U. Charles Wachter was the son of Wilhelm and … More Wachter’s Koch and Doering
One of the regular visitors from out of town that we have at our museum is a man that we call Junior Doering. He has acquired that name because he and his father had the same name, Walter Doering. Today, I will write the story of William Doering whose father was named William Doering. So, … More Another Junior Doering?