If Benjamin Oswin Bock and Alma Brandes would be alive today, they would be celebrating 100 years of wedded bliss. These two were married at Grace Lutheran Church on October 12, 1919. I can just imagine some initials carved into an old oak tree somewhere in Union Township stating B.B.+A.B with a heart surrounding them. … More B.B. of Company B + A.B.
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
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
I was first attracted to a Brandes/Franke wedding because it took place on this day 125 years ago. As it turned out, this marriage only lasted 12 years. The story certainly contains some tragic deaths, but it is also one of those stories where the extended family pitched in to provide care for children who … More A Uniontown Family Copes with Tragedy
Hugo Gustave Werner Mueller was born on October 2, 1898, so he would have been celebrating his 120th birthday today. Werner’s father, who had previously been married to Anna Drumtra, had married Marie Asche in 1897. Their first child was Werner. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. In all, of Anton’s 15 … More Anton’s Family Photos
A double wedding took place on May 4, 1854 at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown. Brothers and sisters were part of this double marriage. In other words, both marriages involved a Lorenz and a Franke. Unfortunately, I am not in Altenburg today and cannot show you an image of the Grace, Uniontown record of these … More Lorenz/Franke x 2
We are part of Cardinal Nation here in the East End of Perry County, and we are in the midst of the baseball season. This year, we grudgingly admit that we are suffering as we watch the St. Louis Cardinals struggle through their schedule. They are presently playing the Cincinnati Reds, and they lost another … More Building a Baseball Team
I was attracted to today’s story because there was a wedding that took place on April 30. I enjoy telling the stories of the original immigrants, and this is one of them. And I have a photo of this original immigrant. That makes this story almost irresistible to me. Since this immigrant also served in … More Christoph in the Cavalry