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