To California from Frohna by Way of Colorado and Minnesota

Marie Fredericke Blanken was born on January 19, 1888, so she is today’s birthday girl. She would have to blow out 135 candles on her birthday cake if she was still alive. Marie was the daughter of Dietrich and Maria (Eisenberg) Blanken. Marie was the 4th of 10 children born to her mother and the … More To California from Frohna by Way of Colorado and Minnesota

Martin and Magdalena – Lohmann’s from Alva, OK

Maria Magdalena Brunkhorst was born on January 13, 1892, so today would be her 131st birthday. Magdalena was the daughter of Johann and Magdalene (Mahnken) Brunkhorst. She was the 3rd and last child in this Brunkhorst family. Magdalena was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. An image of her baptism record from that congregation’s … More Martin and Magdalena – Lohmann’s from Alva, OK

The ‘Riginal Roth

There are a lot of Roth’s living in East Perry County, and most of them can trace their roots back to the man who will be discussed in this post today. I will call him today’s birthday boy, but there is a bit of a debate about his date of birth. I will display evidence … More The ‘Riginal Roth

The Opposite of No-L

Once again, we have a special birthday to celebrate today. Amalie Lilly Brandes was born on December 15, 1897, making today her 125th birthday. Lilly, sometimes called Lillian, was the daughter of Benjamin and Katharina (Schumacher) Brandes. Lilly was the 2nd of 9 children born into this Brandes family. She was baptized at Grace Lutheran … More The Opposite of No-L