Martin and Phoebe

Martin Walter Mirly was born on December 19, 1892, making today his 128th birthday. Martin was the son of Wilhelm and Marie (Steiner) Mirly. He was also the grandson of Matthias Mirly whose wife was yet another one of those Lehner girls, one who was a daughter of the Matthias Lehner who was born in … More Martin and Phoebe

Perryville Butcher

Adam Knoll was born on December 18, 1871, making today his 149th birthday. Adam was the son of John Nicholas and Katherine (Herman) Knoll. This Knoll family’s records are found in the Peace Lutheran Church, Friedenberg book. You may recall that this congregation’s original church records were destroyed in a fire, and a good reconstruction … More Perryville Butcher

Copious Kasten Kids

The post today will tell the tale of two Heinrich Kasten’s, a father/son combo. I came across this story today as a result of Heinrich Johann Hermann Kasten being born on December 7, 1867, the son of Heinrich Johann Christoph and Theresia (Lueders) Kasten. We have this photo of Henry’s parents. Some Ancestry families call … More Copious Kasten Kids

An Engert/Seibel Duo

Our story today begins with the birthday of Maria Catherine Seibel, who was born on November 9, 1841. She was the daughter of Johann and Elizabeth (Theiss) Seibel and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church. Maria’s father was part of the New York Group that arrived in Perry County at about the same time as the … More An Engert/Seibel Duo