Really Woeful Biehles

Johanne Fredericke Biehle was born on this day in Germany in 1802.  She and her husband, Friedrich came with the Gesellschaft aboard the Republik in 1839 along with six children.  Then the Biehle family experienced plenty of tragedy.  Johanne was pregnant when she boarded the ship in Bremehaven.  She attempted to give birth on March … More Really Woeful Biehles

A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story

The marriage record above can be found in an Excel spreadsheet which is part of the church records of Old Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown St. Louis.  It was produced in order to provide another format for their church records.  However, the record shown above has a glaring error.  Carl Eduard Roschke did NOT marry … More A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story

Another Fertile Father

Not long ago, we did a few blog posts concerning J.G. Hemman who fathered so many children.  J.G. came to America with the Gruber group in December of 1839.  There was another fertile father in the Gruber group.  His name was August Friedrich Wilhelm Engert.  I ran across his name today because his first wife, … More Another Fertile Father