The 42nd Passion Play in Oberammergau 2020

Over the years, we have attempted to plan or promote educational fun experiences as a part of our mission here.  We are fortunate in the next year to participate in trips to Germany and Switzerland, sponsored by our friends at “Purposeful Journeys by Malone Clan Expeditions, LLC.”  We are not sponsoring these trips in any … More The 42nd Passion Play in Oberammergau 2020

Carl’s Arrival

On October 22, 1866, Carl arrived in America.  In fact Carl came to America many times.  In fact, I found a list that said Carl came to America 18 times between 1858 and 1872.  You see, Carl was a sailing ship with the name of Carl.  When the Carl arrived in 1866, it was carrying … More Carl’s Arrival

An Invitation to Conversation in Germany

I hope you will consider joining my friends at Malone Clan Expeditions in Jackson, MO for a wonderful journey to the Luther sites in Germany.  Wartburg Castle pictured here will be one of the stops on this 11 day trip.  The journey is titled, “Invitation to Conversation in Germany.”  It revolves around history, religious ideas, … More An Invitation to Conversation in Germany

The Lueders Brothers

A certain genealogy problem has been plaguing me for a while.  There are two “clans” of Lueders families in our German Family Tree.  (By the way, Lueders is pronounced Lee-ders around here).  One Lueders clan centers around Frohna, Missouri, and the other in Wittenberg.  There are some indications that the two Lueders clans are related, … More The Lueders Brothers

From Shawnee to Shawnee; From California to California

Alma Winkler was born on this day, April 17th, in 1894.  I am not sure Alma ever set foot in the Perry County or North Cape Girardeau County area, but she does have a connection.  Alma was born in California.  That is California, Missouri, which is not far from Jefferson City, this state’s capital.  Alma’s … More From Shawnee to Shawnee; From California to California

Life on the Creek

Wayne Schuessler is the author of today’s blog post.  Wayne has contributed to our blog in the past, and his writing and research have been very well received.  He is an amazing researcher.  As is evidenced in this post, he has been to Germany to delve into his family’s history.  Wayne lives in St. Louis … More Life on the Creek

A Capital Wedding

Two brothers, both shoemakers, were part of the Gesellschaft that came to America in 1838-1839.  They were the Richter brothers from Kolkau, Germany.  They came to America aboard the Copernicus. Here we see these two brothers shown on the passenger list of that ship.  You can find Kolkau on the map below.  It is one of the … More A Capital Wedding