Merchant Marriage

Concordia Pauline Neubeck was born on this day 150 years ago.  She was the first child born into her family.  Her father was George Neubeck, whose story was told in the post, Dealer and Healer in Downtown Altenburg.  Her mother’s name is a little bit of a puzzle.  In her St. Louis marriage record, her … More Merchant Marriage

Estel & Lange

Today would have been the 162nd anniversary of Paul Martin and Anna (Lange) Estel.  They were married at Old Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis on June 7, 1857.  We have this marriage record, although it is just an entry in an Excel worksheet. I chose to write this story for a variety of reasons.  … More Estel & Lange