Susie’s Pensel

As it turns out, I am going to wish Fritz and Susie Pensel a belated “Happy Anniversary” today. Our German Family Tree, which gets its information from the binder of records we have from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, says these two were married on June 7, 1894, but I discovered that other official … More Susie’s Pensel

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

A Winter’s Tale

Martin Traugott Winter was born on November 21, 1866 in Altenburg, Missouri.  He was the son of Friedrich and Christine (Jahn) Winter.  We have photos of Martin’s parents. Before I move on to Martin’s story, allow me to discuss the Winter,s that lived in this area.  First of all, there were two Winters to arrive … More A Winter’s Tale