Unusual Census Entries

George Jacob Mecker was born on April 10, 1882, making today his 140th birthday. George was the son of Henry and Catherine (Bangert) Mecker. George has some information included in the Friedenberg Remembrances book, but I am not confident that he was baptized there. Since we cannot view the 1890 census, the first census in … More Unusual Census Entries

Kurreville Store

The information shown below from our German Family Tree is the starting point for today’s post. As you can see, there is not much there. It contains only a baptism record and a marriage record from Grace Lutheran Church. As of the time of this writing, the German Family Tree does not contain records for … More Kurreville Store

John and Emilie – A Pair of Longtown Weinrich’s

As you can see on the passenger list for the ship, Minerva, the John Weinrich family arrived in America in 1853. There is some confusion about the arrival of the Weinrich”s because the Friedenberg Remembrances books says this family came to America in 1852 aboard the ship, Leonidas. However, this family is not found on … More John and Emilie – A Pair of Longtown Weinrich’s

A Lowes-Ludwig Link

Henry August Lowes was born on June 9, 1874, so today would have been his 147th birthday. He was the son of Peter and Hannah (Fornkahl) Lowes and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri. Several other siblings in this family were also baptized at that church. An image of August’s baptism record from … More A Lowes-Ludwig Link