Maria Mahnken was born on August 14, 1886. She was the daughter of John and Marie (Heitmann) Mahnken. She was born in Germany and is said to have come to America with her family in 1889. The first record we find in our German Family Tree for Maria is her confirmation record at Salem Lutheran … More M.M. and P.P.
Because we have a few researchers scheduled to be at our museum today, I had determined not to publish a post. However, a few days ago, we received a photograph which might be of interest to a lot of our readers. It is even a photograph that has the subjects of the photograph identified. The … More A Lot in the Lorenz Lineage
Christine Hemmann is today’s birthday girl. She was born on August 10, 1886, making today her 133rd birthday. It did not take me long once I started researching Christine that I had to ask the question, “Did Christine marry Barny Bohnert or did she marry Benjamin Bohnert?” By the time I’m done with this post, … More Barney or Benjamin Bohnert?
A birth took place on the (5)2 day of the month. It took place in the year ’55. And it was the 5th baptism to take place at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. The Math teacher still in me noticed a bunch of 5’s when I looked at a church baptism record found in … More Fives are Wild
Johann Gottfried Hemmann was one of the most prolific patriarchs who was part of the 1839 immigration. He arrived in late 1839 with the Gruber Group. He had at least 20 children with two wives (a recent discovery indicates his wife may have had another baby who died right away which also caused the death … More Another J.G. Hemmann
One hundred seventy-eight years ago, Peter Herman Stueve was born in Lamstedt, Germany. Peter was born on June 5, 1841. His parents were Carsten and Adelheid (Mangels) Stueve. The parish located in Lamstedt is one of those churches whose records can be found on Ancestry.com. We have Peter’s baptism record. It is reported that Peter … More Peter Blessed by a Crum
Today’s birthday girl is Emma Ruehling. She was born on May 30, 1869 in Altenburg, Missouri. Her parents were Frederick and Martha (Goethe) Ruehling. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. Her parents were one of the last couples married in Trinity’s old church, and Emma was one of the first children to … More Emma Takes Over a Family
The story today begins with some names that might be considered celebrities in early Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod history. Those surnames were Graebner and Schaller. I am going to use some entries from the Lutheran Cyclopedia to describe the careers of a few of these men. First, we start with Rev. Johann Heinrich Philip Graebner. Here is … More DD’s Daughter Marries Dede
I will discuss two quite prominent names which can be found in the history of East Perry County today. Those two names are Mahnken and Versemann. Our research library does not have family history binders for either one of these names, but a rather interesting drawing has been made of the Versemann family tree. One … More Beginning of the Mahnken-Versemann Branch
You may want to read the blog post, Orphan Marries Orphan before reading this story. That post highlighted the life of Henry Voerster. I will tell the tale of Henry’s brother, George, today. These two brothers spent much of their early lives in Perry County, Missouri, but they both ended up in Arkansas. You might … More Off to Ulm