Teacher Schlichting

A tenth and last child was born to Johann and Maria (Stueve) Schlichting on this day 125 years ago. That baby was named George Theodor Schlichting. If you’ve done the math, you know that George was born on September 20, 1897. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. We can take a … More Teacher Schlichting

Baptized at St. Sebald Lutheran, Strawberry Point, IA

I had no idea that there was a Lutheran church named St. Sebald. I had also never heard of a place named Strawberry Point, Iowa. Now I do. It even turns out that this Lutheran church has important historical significance. Just like East Perry County is an important place in the early history of the … More Baptized at St. Sebald Lutheran, Strawberry Point, IA

A Hunt in Iowa

A while back, I published a post about a rather large family named Hunt. It was titled, The Hunts and Their Herd. In that post was this family photograph that almost certainly contains today’s main character. Johann Joseph Hunt was born on February 21, 1899, so today would be his 123rd birthday. He was the 5th … More A Hunt in Iowa

Coming Home to Die

Two previous stories published on this blog will be tied into the one I tell today. A few years ago, I wrote the story of an unmarried woman who spent her life taking care of other people’s children. That post was titled, Kindermädchen Emilie. The main character of that tale was Emilie Weinhold. Then, earlier … More Coming Home to Die

Pep’s Mom and Dad

We have a new name to look at today. I admit that it is this new name that attracted me to this story. The surname that has not shown up on this blog previously is Pepmueller. There’s not much information included in our Germany Family Tree about this individual, but that does not mean there … More Pep’s Mom and Dad

Hecht Hardships

Perhaps it is because I started my search in our German Family Tree where I left off yesterday. The end result is that I found another Hecht story to share with you today. The birthday boy for today is Immanuel Ernst Hecht who was born on February 10, 1885. Immanuel was the son of Heinrich … More Hecht Hardships