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

Youngest of the Jahns

Today would have been the 155th anniversary of Gottfried and Sarah (Jahn) Wachter.  They were married in 1861 at Trinity Lutheran Church by Rev. J.P. Beyer.  Sarah Jahn (pronounced YON or YAWN) was the youngest of the children in the Gottfried Jahn family that was part of the original immigration.  Sarah was not born until … More Youngest of the Jahns

Tailor to Teacher

The Jahn family certainly seemed to love to have their weddings in the month of May.  We may have another one today, although the date of the wedding is a topic for debate.  The first of the Jahn weddings took place in 1846 in St. Louis, with Justine Jahn marrying Carl Eduard Roschke, but a … More Tailor to Teacher