The Fourth Marriage

Peter Johann Heinrich Jacob Hellwege was born in Lamstedt, Germany on what we now call Groundhog Day, February 2, 1812.  It is not often that I can share records from Germany, but in this case, I can show you a birth record for Heinrich. Before all was said and done, Heinrich was going to have … More The Fourth Marriage

The Perilous Journey of Some Early Lamstedt Immigrants

The author of today’s post is once again Fred Eggers.  He is an outstanding researcher and has written this story with connections to his own family.  It is a fascinating tale of a man’s survival during the calamity of a steamboat burning on the Mississippi River.  This account also contains information that is important in … More The Perilous Journey of Some Early Lamstedt Immigrants