Gruber Group Getaway

During the fall of 1839, not long after the original group of immigrants first arrived in Perry County, another group of German Lutherans were boarding a ship in Germany to join them.  In fact, this new group was boarding one of the same ships that had brought a load of passengers to America in late … More Gruber Group Getaway

Where Was She Born?

Today’s account begins with a wedding which took place on this day in 1857.  The bride was Maria Anna Mueller, daughter of Gottfried Heinrich and Maria (Rothe) Mueller.  Her brother, Zacharias Mueller has been a character in several posts on this blog in the past.  The groom was Charles (Carl) Hoffmann.  His parents are unknown … More Where Was She Born?

Grebing/Göthe

Today, July 9, would be the 173rd anniversary of Hartmann and Justine (Göthe) Grebing. According to Grebing family history accounts, Hartmann came to America in 1837, arriving in New York.  People in the Grebing family talk about him coming aboard the Grand Turk, but I was unable to find his name on a passenger list … More Grebing/Göthe