Gesellschaft Gal Celebrates Bicentennial Birthday

Today, you will be reading the story of a woman who was part of the original Stephanite immigration in 1839 that was called the Gesellschaft. She would be celebrating her 200th birthday because she was born on February 24, 1823. The man who would become her husband was also part of the Gesellschaft. However, neither … More Gesellschaft Gal Celebrates Bicentennial Birthday

Estel & Lange

Today would have been the 162nd anniversary of Paul Martin and Anna (Lange) Estel.  They were married at Old Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis on June 7, 1857.  We have this marriage record, although it is just an entry in an Excel worksheet. I chose to write this story for a variety of reasons.  … More Estel & Lange