Oswald Carpentry

I will tell the tale of Louis Oswald today. Eventually, I will get around to a life event that happened on this day, but not right away. Louis was born on March 18, 1875, the son of Christian and Margaretha (Droege) Oswald. Louis was child #4 in a family of 7. He was baptized at … More Oswald Carpentry

Killer Mules

Back in September, I wrote a post titled, A Killer Mule. That story included a death certificate that included a mule in a man’s cause of death. You will get a story with a similar end today, only this time there was more than one mule. Johann Wahlers was born on October 24, 1856 in … More Killer Mules

From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

Today’s post is a collaborative effort of Fred and Cal Eggers, two brothers who have both previously contributed posts for our blog. I know I am extremely grateful, not only for giving me a day off from writing a post myself, but also for the quality of research that is always exhibited when either of … More From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

Confusing Two Heinrichs

Today’s post is a result of two researchers working together in an attempt to solve some confusion between two names that appear in our German Family Tree.  Those two researchers are very good friends of our museum and research library.  Those two are Dale Kirmse and Lori Adams.  Since Dale lives in Florida and Lori … More Confusing Two Heinrichs

Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land

The birthday boy for today somehow got the nickname, Moses.  I found evidence for that nickname on both Ancestry and in our German Family Tree.  His given name was Emanuel Gustav Newberry, and he was born on May 21, 1882.  Emanuel was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Christina (Metzner) Newberry. Emanuel was baptized at … More Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land