The Cook and His Bird

First, an explanation of the title.  The married couple for today is made up of a Koch and a Vogel.  In German, Koch means “cook” and Vogel means “bird”.  Enough said. Lydia Vogel is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on September 15, 1890 and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  She … More The Cook and His Bird

Bugler and Bock

Karl August Alwin Frentzel was born on August 11, 1890, so he is our birthday boy today.  In almost all the records for this person he is called Charles, so I will use that name.  He was the son of Alwin and Elizabeth (Ruhkopf) Frentzel and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  Here is … More Bugler and Bock

Maid from Michigan

My last post highlighted a brother and sister who both remained unmarried during their lives.  Another story materialized for today which will highlight another unmarried person.  The story will also take us from Mecklenburg to Minnesota to Michigan to Missouri. We will begin this story by looking at the passenger list of the ship, Gessner, … More Maid from Michigan

Blacksmith to the End

Today would have been the 116th wedding anniversary for the main characters in today’s story.  Their wedding took place at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas on October 6, 1901.  That wedding would have taken place in the church building shown on the left in this photo. The groom for the 1901 wedding was Johannes Gottfried … More Blacksmith to the End

Wedig Wedding

Before I delve into today’s post, let me tell you about how I got some unexpected help in my research for it.  I am visiting some grandchildren this week, and my granddaughter Kaitlyn offered to help me.  Kaitlyn has been bugging me for a few years because she thinks she should have been included in … More Wedig Wedding