Flora and Otto – A Koenig/Meyr Pair

In several previous posts, I have referred to a certain “neighborhood” found near New Wells, Missouri as the “Koenig-Koch-Haertling Neighborhood”. I derived that term from seeing so many census pages from the Shawnee Township that list families with those surnames in successive censuses. It’s like these families remained neighbors for many, many years. Today’s post … More Flora and Otto – A Koenig/Meyr Pair

Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride

Theodore Immanuel Conrad Steffens was born on January 8, 1897, making today his 126th birthday. Theodore was the son of Henry and Martha (Hesse) Steffens. He was the last of 6 children in his family. Theodore was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. We can take a look at an image of his baptism … More Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride

A Slew of Schuessler and Steffens Surnames

Roland Julius Gottlob Schuessler is today’s birthday boy. If he was still alive, he would be celebrating one of those special birthdays. He would be 125 years old. Roland was born on November 28, 1897, the son of Ferdinand and Juliane (Rabold) Schuessler. Roland was the first of 2 children born into this Schuessler family, … More A Slew of Schuessler and Steffens Surnames