Another Franke/Koenig Couple Two Generations Later

I will begin today with a birthday boy, Ernst Wilhelm Victor Koenig, who was born on February 10, 1897. That makes today a fairly special 125th birthday. This boy would mostly go by the name, William, during his life, so that is what I will call him. His parents were Ernst and Magdalena (Roth) Koenig. … More Another Franke/Koenig Couple Two Generations Later

The Hopfer Store

Yesterday, the story was told of a couple made up of two people who were born, baptized, confirmed, married, and buried while members of the same church. I will tell another one of those stories today. It just takes place a a different congregation. This time, the setting for the entire post will be in … More The Hopfer Store

Bruno’s Winesaps

Bruno and Maria were married on this day 122 years ago in Farrar. This couple was made up of some typical Farrar names. Quite a few posts have told stories of other siblings in these two families, but today we get to tell the tale of a bride and groom that bring these two families … More Bruno’s Winesaps

Katt Has Two Wives

You’ve heard that cats have nine lives. I found a story today in which a Katt has two wives. One of those wives is today’s birthday girl. I will begin by looking at her early years. Maria Theresia Lorenz was born on October 16, 1856, making today her 165th birthday. Theresia was the daughter of … More Katt Has Two Wives

A Franke Discussion

I happened to be working at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum yesterday along with my buddy, Gerard Fiehler. We had finished assisting some guests from Illinois and North Dakota who had come to see our museum. I had already completed yesterday’s post and then began looking for a story for today. That process led … More A Franke Discussion