The information shown below from our German Family Tree is the starting point for today’s post. As you can see, there is not much there. It contains only a baptism record and a marriage record from Grace Lutheran Church. As of the time of this writing, the German Family Tree does not contain records for … More Kurreville Store
Julius Magwitz was born on March 1, 1863 during the midst of the Civil War. He was the son of Christian and Caroline (Hornemann) Magwitz. According to the document shown below, Julius’s father was active on and off in military duty for the Civil War during the time of Julius’s birth and infancy. In addition … More Magwitz-Stelling Mates
You will be presented with another surname today that has not appeared on this blog before. As it is in most cases, this is a new surname that is found when a Perry County native marries someone from another location. The new surname is Kueker. Based on what I have seen during my research on … More Farrar-Ruma-Campbell Hill (With a Stop in Kansas)
I will eventually get around to a girl who was born on March 29th, but first, I will discuss a boy that was born on our nation’s birthday, July 4, 1850. His name was Peter Wirth, Jr. As you can conclude, his father was also named Peter. His mother was Anna (Adler) Wirth. We have … More Wirth and ‘Witz
Fred Eggers is the author of today’s post. I am grateful for his contribution to our blog today for a variety of reasons. First, Fred tells a story related to his own congregation, Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, and it is a story very applicable to a Memorial Day weekend. Secondly, it just so happens … More A Young Civil War Casualty
If the question asked in the title is answered “Yes”, then I can point out two events that took place on December 29th in this family line. I find this story especially interesting because I think it gives evidence of a family ending up in Perry County that arrived in America before the 1839 Gesellschaft … More Is There a Kasten in the Braeuner Past?