A while back, when I published the story, Two Succumb to the Flu, I included a photograph of a wedding party that I captioned as the Wilke/Stueve wedding. Here is that photo. After researching this post, I now realize that I misidentified this photograph. If you look at the upper right corner, the name given to … More Stueve or Struve or Streuve?
Ernst Rudolph Estel would have turned 147 years old today. He was born on July 30, 1871. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, but he was probably born in Wittenberg. His parents were shown running a store in Wittenberg in the 1870 census. Here is his baptism record. Rudolph went by the name Rudi … More A Traveling Salesman Story