A Troubling Topic

I find the story I will share with you today very difficult to write.  In fact, I had previously discovered some of the facts I will share in this post, but chose to not write the story at the time.  Today, I decided that despite being a topic that is troubling, the situations which are … More A Troubling Topic

Engert the Egger

Adolph Gustav Engert got married on this date in 1894, making today his 124th wedding anniversary.  However, before we can go any farther, we must make sure that we have the right person.  Below, you will see baptism records for two Adolph Gustav Engert babies, and they were both baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in … More Engert the Egger

Arthur Stueve – MP

Arthur Wilhelm Stueve was born on March 28, 1896.  He was the son of Peter and Mary (Engert) Stueve.  Right away when Arthur was born we find a somewhat unusual fact.  Even though he was born in Jackson County, Illinois, he was brought across the river to be baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  … More Arthur Stueve – MP

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

From the Hills of Perry County to the Fields of Tripoli

Today’s story centers around Ruben Engert who would have been 100 years old today.  He was born in Altenburg on November 5, 1917 and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Ruben’s parents were Theodore and Anna (Schroeder) Engert who lived in Friedland, or The Ridge.  Ruben’s mother, Anna, was the sister of the Molly Schroeder that … More From the Hills of Perry County to the Fields of Tripoli

Escape to Eden

I really debated whether to tell today’s story.  There indeed are some events that I decide not to include in posts.  Suicides are a type of occurrence that I choose on occasion to leave out of stories.  There are no suicides in today’s story, but it does include circumstances that must have been hard for … More Escape to Eden

A-Lert in Kansas

Emma Rosa Lungwitz was born on September 12, 1893.  Her parents were Herman and Mathilda (Meyr) Lungwitz of Altenburg, and Emma was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church.  I’ll skip right ahead to her marriage in 1912.  She married Robert Oehlert who had been born in Kansas.  We see this fact on this 1900 census for … More A-Lert in Kansas