M.M. and P.P.

Maria Mahnken was born on August 14, 1886.  She was the daughter of John and Marie (Heitmann) Mahnken.  She was born in Germany and is said to have come to America with her family in 1889.  The first record we find in our German Family Tree for Maria is her confirmation record at Salem Lutheran … More M.M. and P.P.

Schuessler Stogies

Sometimes I run across stories that send me down a whole lot of rabbit holes.  Today is one of those.  By the time I was done searching, and believe me, there are even more rabbit holes I could have gone down, I think I tied together some Perry County families that had a common characteristic.  … More Schuessler Stogies

The Emmas from Emma

The name Oetting has shown up in my own life on several occasions.  When I attended St. Jacobi Lutheran School in St. Louis, there was a Mr. Oetting that was a teacher there.  When I got to Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska, a few more Oettings were professors and coaches on that staff.  Not … More The Emmas from Emma