Rebecca Martha Estel is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 31, 1841 and baptized the next day on January 1, 1842. Martha was the sister of Elias Estel, whose story was told on this blog this past December 17th. That post was titled, Elias Estel’s Early End. When her brother died tragically in … More When Did Martha Estel Die?
A marriage took place on this day, May 9th, in 1882. I suppose it could be argued that the wedding took place in either Altenburg or Wittenberg, but my best guess would be Wittenberg. A new school/church building had been constructed in Wittenberg on property which is said to have been donated by Joseph Weinhold … More Estel Marries the Eldest