Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Maria Wilhelmine Schilling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 5, 1863, making today her 158th birthday. Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Theresia (Schuessler) Schilling. She was probably baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, although there is no record included in that congregation’s books. An older sibling, as well as … More Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Art and Dixie

I admit that today’s story is one that is difficult to tell. I almost chose not to write it. It starts with the birth of a boy who was born just one day after the birth of yesterday’s birthday girl, Lydia Lungwitz. Arthur Edwin Rabold was born on August 2, 1882, the son of Gottlieb … More Art and Dixie

Schroeder and Vogt

Heinrich Hans Vogt is said to have been born on January 26, 1846 in Germany.  Some documents also indicate that Henry came to America in 1872.  Henry settled in the Fountain Bluff Township in Jackson County, Illinois.  The time he arrived was not long before the official formation of Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois, … More Schroeder and Vogt