Pilz/Stueve: Another Ridge Couple

Yesterday’s story included Emma Jungclaus, whose mother was Gesche (Stueve) Jungclaus.  I will be telling a story today which includes a character, Maria Anna Stueve, who would have been Emma Jungclaus’s first cousin.  Maria’s father, Herman Stueve, was Gesche’s brother.  Emma’s marriage to Albert Weber was a Ridge wedding.  Maria Stueve’s marriage would be another … More Pilz/Stueve: Another Ridge Couple

Claus’s Angel

Since today is exactly one month away from Christmas Day, you might look at today’s title and think that this will be some sort of post with a Christmas theme, but that is not the case.  What we have today is a young German Lutheran woman whose first name was Engel, which gets translated as … More Claus’s Angel

Lehrer Lueders

Today’s story begins in Frohna.  The birthday girl marries a Lutheran teacher.  Agnes Fiehler was born on February 28, 1876 and baptized at the relatively new Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Her parents were Benjamin and Bertha (Doberenz) Fiehler.  Benjamin was a farmer, and Agnes was the third of eleven children born into this family.  … More Lehrer Lueders