Burgeoning Boxdorfers

There are 15 pages in our German Family Tree that come from today’s birthday boy.  His name was Gottlieb Boxdorfer.  Gottlieb was born on February 7, 1820 in Weidnitz, a small village in Bavaria, a region of Germany.  This is a map showing the location of Weidnitz.  It also indicates the city of Dresden, where … More Burgeoning Boxdorfers

An Austrian Carpenter Marries a Local Girl

On June 12 in 1881, Rev. J.F. Koestering had the privilege of uniting Gottlieb Samuel Meyr and Anna Sarah Haecker in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Sarah’s father was one of the original immigrants, coming to America aboard the Olbers.  Gottlieb’s family immigrated to America from Austria in 1853.  Both Gottlieb and Sarah … More An Austrian Carpenter Marries a Local Girl