White Pearl Maker

Karl Oswald Gerhardt was born on July 31, 1869, the final child of Julius and Amalie (Leine) Gerhardt. If he was still alive today, he would be celebrating his 153rd birthday. Oswald’s baptism record can be found in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. An image of that record is displayed below. Oswald … More White Pearl Maker

Dosey Bock

Today’s tale will be about a man who remained single all his life. If he was alive today, he would be celebrating his 133rd birthday. Theodosius Konrad Bock was born on July 18, 1889, the son of Benjamin and Sulamith (Hopfer) Bock. There were a dozen children born into this Bock family, and Theodosius was … More Dosey Bock