The Palisch Patriarch

Yesterday we wrote about the birthday of Josephine Strubinger on September 2, 1891 in Sacramento, California.  One day after Josephine’s second birthday, her great grandfather, Johann Gottlieb Palisch died back in Missouri.  The gravestone above can be found in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Altenburg, Missouri.  It shows his death date as September 3 1893. … More The Palisch Patriarch

A Consequential Death

August 11th in 1839 became a very significant day in the lives of the new immigrants in East Perry County.  On that day, Johann Georg Gube died.  That fact may not seem important, but because of the circumstances, it was. Johann Georg Gube is described as being a rather wealthy farmer in Germany.  He was … More A Consequential Death


Today, July 9, would be the 173rd anniversary of Hartmann and Justine (Göthe) Grebing. According to Grebing family history accounts, Hartmann came to America in 1837, arriving in New York.  People in the Grebing family talk about him coming aboard the Grand Turk, but I was unable to find his name on a passenger list … More Grebing/Göthe