Sylvan Grove Etzold

Yesterday’s story contained several Petzoldt’s. Today you get the story of an Etzold. The birthday boy for today is Martin Gottfried Etzold, who was born on December 9, 1874. Before I move on with his story, I will take a detour to another one. December 9th will always be a special day here in Altenburg. … More Sylvan Grove Etzold

Sale or Soul?

I asked some local experts for some advice for this post. I was wondering about a surname that shows up in today’s story. That name is spelled, Soehl. My question had to do with how that name is pronounced. It turns out that my local experts said that it all depends on who you ask. … More Sale or Soul?

The Premier Etzold

There is a birthday for today’s story, but it is not for the individual mentioned in the title.  Today’s birthday girl is Pauline Ernestine Jacob who was born on March 18, 1844.  She was the daughter of Michael and Marie (Hopfer) Jacob, who were two of the original immigrants that were part of the Gruber … More The Premier Etzold