Adolph of Dresden

I live in the area that was originally named Dresden when the Gesellschaft arrived on the scene in Perry County in 1839.  Gerard Fiehler jokingly calls me the Mayor of Dresden.  That means nothing since there is no such place anymore.  However, there was a time when there was such a place.  The map below … More Adolph of Dresden

Palisch #10

Johann Gottlieb and Johanna Christiana Palisch came to America with six children in 1839.  In addition, Johanna was quite pregnant with her seventh child when she sailed on the Johann Georg.  That child, Martin Stephan Palisch, who was named after the leader of the immigration, was born on April 3, 1839 in St. Louis, only … More Palisch #10

Prof. Godfather

This record very early in the Trinity, Altenburg church books tells of one of the earliest births and baptisms to take place in Perry County after the original immigrants arrived.  The baby being baptized was Traugott Gotthilf Kaempfe who was born on this day, August 10, in 1840. It is the name in the red … More Prof. Godfather