The Danz Instructors

A while back a post was written titled, Rudolph and His Danz Partner. It told the story of Rudolph and Lena Reisenbichler. Lena’s maiden name was Danz, and thus the title. I figure if Lena was a “Danz partner”, then her parents would be her “Danz instructors”. Today, you will be told the story of Lena’s … More The Danz Instructors

Martin and Martha

It seems like I am drawn to Shawnee Township in northern Cape Girardeau County to locate stories for this blog lately. That is the case once again today in which we find records in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. Yesterday’s post, Martin and Phoebe, turned out to be a case in … More Martin and Martha

Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Amalie Lina Haertling is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 14, 1882, the daughter of Herman and Sophia (Koenig) Haertling.  Here are photos of Lina’s parents. Lina was the 8th of 10 children in her family.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  Below is her baptism record. Because … More Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Constable Henry

I start today with a family photo.  It displays the family of Carl and Johanna (Hopfer) Bodenschatz. One of the main characters in today’s story is the man standing in the back on the left, Henry Bodenschatz.  I chose him today because it was on this day that he married his wife, Louise Schmidt.  They … More Constable Henry