Flora and Her Baker

A flower child was born on this day not long before the turn of the 20th century. Her name was Flora (which is Latin for flower) Suzanne Drumtra, the youngest daughter of William and Susanna (Mueller) Drumtra. We have this photograph of Flora’s parents. Flora was born on December 4, 1893 and baptized at Trinity … More Flora and Her Baker

A Whole Lottes Jobs

March 11, 1874 was the birthday of Johann Eberhardt Lottes.  His parents were Gabriel and Ann (Doernhoefer) Lottes of Altenburg.  Here is the baptism record for John in the Trinity, Altenburg church books.  He was Gabriel’s firstborn child. It was not long before Gabriel would left alone with this young child.  Ann died in 1874, … More A Whole Lottes Jobs

A Man of Many Talents

The year was 1899.  Three years earlier, William Drumtra’s wife, Mary (Mueller) Drumtra had died, leaving him with with four children, ages 15, 13, 7, and 3.  Now on January 4th, William was getting married again, this time to Sarah Beyer, the daughter of Teacher Beyer at Trinity Lutheran School.  Sarah was 23 years old … More A Man of Many Talents