A Few of the Seemann Boys

One hundred forty-nine years ago, Theodore Ernst Seemann was born.  He was the son of Johann and Christiane (Grother) Seemann.  His mother was the sister of Johann Grother whose family has been included in several previous posts.  One was published recently titled, A Pair of Singles.  Today’s birthday boy was sometimes called Theodore, sometimes Ernst, … More A Few of the Seemann Boys

A Pair of Singles

Lutje and Anna Grother and three of their children arrived in St. Louis, Missouri shortly before the Gesellschaft did.  They sailed to America aboard the Sophie which arrived in New Orleans in November of 1838, about two months before the ships carrying the Gesellschaft members.  We find them on this passenger list.  Included on this … More A Pair of Singles

A Kuntze Chronicle

Wilhelm Carl August Kuntze was born on August 9, 1883 in Altenburg, Missouri, making him today’s birthday boy.  He is called August on some documents and Charles on others.  I will use Charles.  His parents were Wilhelm and Susanna (Grosse) Kuntze.  His father was married previously, so Charles had some siblings and half-siblings.  Charles was … More A Kuntze Chronicle

Easter Egeling

What can I say?  I never know what I’m going to find when looking for a story in our German Family Tree.  I looked for events that happened on April 1st…which this year happens to also be Easter…and I found the birthday for Charles Egeling.  That’s right, at least this year, he would be an … More Easter Egeling

Holschen in Motion

Today’s main characters will give me the opportunity to highlight once again a small group of people who became part of the Gesellschaft in 1839.  This group has come to be known as the St. Louis Group, or as they are called in Zion on the Mississippi…..”Additions in St. Louis”.  This group was made up … More Holschen in Motion

First of Many

One of the prolific patriarchs in East Perry County history was J.G. Palisch.  Many blog  posts that have been written here have been about people who are attached to J.G. Palisch in some way.  And yes, today will be another one. January 14, 1853 was the day that J.G. Palisch became a grandfather for the … More First of Many