Herman and His Ladies

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

Go West, Young Eggers Man (and Woman)

Once again, today’s post was authored by Cal Eggers.  Hang on tight!  He’s going to take you all the way to the West Coast today.       ================================================= Today would be the 153rd birthday of Herman Jacob Eggers who was born September 12, 1866, in Brazeau Township, near Altenburg, Missouri. Although his first name … More Go West, Young Eggers Man (and Woman)

Adolph and Anna

Today would mark the 130 anniversary of Adoph Joseph (A.J.) Doering and Anna Richter.  They were married on February 28, 1889 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Several factors contributed to my selection of this story today.  One was their special anniversary.  Another factor was the amount of photographs I located of that family and … More Adolph and Anna

Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

I call it an “act of God”.  Just a day or so ago, I received a message from a man with the surname Rathjen, who asked about his family’s connection to the Miesner family mentioned in the story, Perry County Percolating into Coffeyville.  This gentleman expressed an interest in finding out more about his family’s … More Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Sons of the Pioneers

  Today’s blog post was written by Cal Eggers, and he tells the story of an Eggers.  I find it to be a fascinating story.  I think you will also.  Thanks, Cal, for your contributions to our blog.     ========================================================================= The word “pioneer” can be defined as: a person who is among the first … More Sons of the Pioneers