Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back

Joseph Darnstaedt was born on 6/6/66…June 6, 1866.  It is his story that I will attempt to tell today.  Joseph was the son of Johann and Christiane (Mueller) Darnstaedt.  Johann and Christiane’s story was told in the post, Seelitz Sweethearts.  Joseph was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. We find Joseph in the 1870 … More Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back

The Eldest Worker

Today, I will tell you another story that takes place on both sides of the Mississippi River.  The highlighted event for today will be a marriage between a young man from Fountain Bluff Township in Jackson County, Illinois and a young girl from Altenburg, Missouri in Perry County.  It was the wedding of Henry Arbeiter … More The Eldest Worker

Selfsame Seibels

Martin Seible married Clara Arbeiter on May 1, 1921 at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois.  Otto Seibel married Bertha Ziegler on May 20, 1922 in Murphysboro, Illinois.  What makes these two marriages special is the fact that Martin and Otto Seibel were identical twins. Martin and Otto were born on November 3, 1897 in … More Selfsame Seibels