M.M. and P.P.

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.

Fives are Wild

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

Another J.G. Hemmann

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

Off to Ulm

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