Martin and Martha

It seems like I am drawn to Shawnee Township in northern Cape Girardeau County to locate stories for this blog lately. That is the case once again today in which we find records in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. Yesterday’s post, Martin and Phoebe, turned out to be a case in … More Martin and Martha

A Killer Mule

It would have been Herman Carl Koenig’s 155th birthday today. He was born on September 8, 1865 in Korbussen, Germany. He was the son of Zacharias Lorenz and Marianne Louise (Ackermann) Koenig. Below is a map showing the location of Korbussen. It is about 30 miles from Kahla, which was mentioned in yesterday’s post. Herman’s … More A Killer Mule

Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Amalie Lina Haertling is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 14, 1882, the daughter of Herman and Sophia (Koenig) Haertling.  Here are photos of Lina’s parents. Lina was the 8th of 10 children in her family.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  Below is her baptism record. Because … More Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Bachmann and Schmidt

Today I will write the story involving characters about which I have documented the children in a family, but not so much about their parents.  For example, today I will write about Joseph and Emilie Bachmann, and I have previously told the tale of at least one of their children, and in the process have … More Bachmann and Schmidt