Martin Peter Bachmann was born on October 15, 1870. A year from today, he will be celebrating his 150th birthday, but I don’t feel like waiting till next year to write his story. You get it today. According to a family book we have that was put together by Wayne Schuessler, it indicates that Martin … More Martin and Martha
It never ceases to amaze me how things manage to come through our doorways and what type of journey the museum objects take in order to return back home. You hear the word ‘provenance’ a lot in the research and museum world. We are experts here on the genealogy of people and places, but you might not hear as much about … More There’s No Place Like Home
One of the lessons I have learned since I began researching people from the past in East Perry County is that the name “Claus” is a very common name around Farrar. Claus Steffens, Claus Miesner, Claus Mangels, Claus Stueve, and the list goes on. To add to that, there were several folks around Farrar who … More Yet Another Claus from Farrar
I have written previously about a Henry Lohmann. I just took a look in a monstrous family tree in Ancestry.com which was produced by a friend of our museum, Lori Adams, and found 10 different men who had Heinrich along with their Lohmann surname. The one we will look at today is sometimes referred to … More This Henry Lohmann Married a Steffens
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