Today’s birthday girl is another one of those life stories that begins in East Perry County, but evidence points to her not living here for very long. Only a baptism record is found in our German Family Tree. A baby girl named Martha Agnes Thekla Ross was born on March 27, 1898, making today her … More How Did Martha Find a Groom from Boonville, Indiana?
I made a few discoveries while researching today’s story that make me excited to write this post. First of all, it includes a woman who could say that today was her birthday and her anniversary. Having said that, I could add that this woman never lived in Missouri. In fact, there are no church records … More Who Is the Last Grandchild of an 1839 Immigrant?
The characters who will be highlighted today, as far as I can tell, were never found in Perry County. However, the gentleman who has a special birthday today, is found in our German Family Tree because his parents were part of the New York Group that joined the Stephanite group of immigrants in Perry County … More Doc Kalbfleisch
The story of today’s birthday boy is really a short story. However, even though it is a short story, it presented me with some real challenges. It also ended up taking us to a variety of locations in a very short period of time. It also is a short story with plenty of tragedy. Ernst … More An Undertaker’s Nightmare
I don’t think it’s a coincidence. I consider it a tiny “Act of God”. In yesterday’s post, Alvina Heidel’s birthday led me to a story about the “Dietrich Giants” which ended up in Kansas. I reported that the Dietrich’s moved to Kansas because Rev. Friedrich Mueller was the pastor there. What are the chances that … More Rev. Mueller – From Clark’s Creek to Caesar Creek
Today, you will read the third post that has been published on this blog about a man who had the title of Lehrer Lueders, which means Teacher Lueders. It is also the third Lueders man who can claim to be a descendant of August and Anna (Roth) Lueders of Frohna, who once ran the Lueders … More Another Lehrer Lueders
Today, I start with the beginning of a pancake. I must point out that, in German, the word for pancake is pfannkucken. Clara Martha Pfannkucken was born on October 3, 1879. Martha was the daughter of Wilhelm and Magdalene (Schuessler) Pfannkuchen. Martha was the 6th child of 7 born into this family, but she was … More Pastor’s Pancake
I have a story centered around a wedding anniversary to share today. I will begin with the groom. His name was Heinrich Ernst Engert, who was born on October 21, 1862. Henry was the son of Frederick, Jr. and Elizabeth (Seibel) Engert. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. Below is an image … More Engert’s on the Move
A birthday took place on this day 175 years ago that I consider very special. Perhaps it is because there is a chapter in my book Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod that tells the tale of this child’s baptism. Perhaps it is because this child was likely named after one of the Buenger children … More Liddy’s Namesake
On July 11, 1874, Wilhelm Friedrich Moeckel was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. I don’t get it. Why in the world would this baby be born in Terre Haute, Indiana? Both of William’s parents were raised in Perry County…even died in Perry County. He had brothers who were said to be born in St. Louis, … More Born in Terre Haute, Indiana???