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

Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

I call it an “act of God”.  Just a day or so ago, I received a message from a man with the surname Rathjen, who asked about his family’s connection to the Miesner family mentioned in the story, Perry County Percolating into Coffeyville.  This gentleman expressed an interest in finding out more about his family’s … More Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Hilpert-Zschoche Family Gathering & Exhibit Opening

We had a wonderful time with the Zschoche-Hilpert family.  On Saturday, we opened the biographical exhibit of their family story that derived in Frohna, MO. (See Warren Schmidt’s previous blog on the family history). We are happy to have this incredible family as supporters of our site.  John Hilpert will be joining our docent team, … More Hilpert-Zschoche Family Gathering & Exhibit Opening