Yesterday’s story was about some Fischers and Palisches. Today, I found two different Fischers who were born on July 11th. One of them was the character mentioned in yesterday’s story, Friedrich Ferdinand Fischer. He was born on July 11, 1832. He was only six years old when he arrived in America aboard the Republik in … More Fischer Follow-up
Today I will once again spend most of my time on the road. This time it is the road home. I had the time yesterday to put together this little tribute to my great grandma and grandpa who were married on April 22, 1875. The bride and groom at this wedding were Amalia Caroline Theiss … More Happy Anniversary, Great Grandma and Grandpa **Updated
December 8th was the birthday of two brothers in the same family, yet they were not twins. One of them happens to be one of my great grandfathers. The mother of these two brothers was Johanne Christiane Mueller. Her maiden name was Theilig, but by the time she had married Johann Gottlob Mueller, she had … More A Shared Birthday
Today’s story really sent me on several different paths with quite unusual results. A woman in a position occupied mostly by men. Some interesting baptismal sponsors. A mistake made in transcribing a church record. Deaths and an immigration with significant timing. A return to Altenburg. This post will be full of records that are part … More A Woman on the Building Committee?
May 27, 1873, was the wedding date for a couple whose parents spent some of their early time after the immigration in Perry County. Both of the groom’s parents and both of the bride’s parents spent those early years in and around Altenburg. The groom was Ferdinand Gerhard Walther and the bride was Bertha Emilie … More A Special Wedding with Perry County Roots