We will be looking at a special wedding anniversary today. It will detail the story of a couple that was married on October 20, 1870, making today their 150th wedding anniversary. It was the marriage of Adolph Bergt and Magdalena Weber. Let’s begin by looking at the early life of Adolph. Adolph was a junior. … More Bergt-Weber’s 150th
One hundred forty-six years ago today, two weddings took place at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. That event included a brother and a sister in the Grebing family. One sibling married a Rabold; the other married a Militzer. Back in those days, you didn’t always find weddings taking place on weekends like most of them … More Double Wedding in the Hole
Rebecca Martha Estel is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 31, 1841 and baptized the next day on January 1, 1842. Martha was the sister of Elias Estel, whose story was told on this blog this past December 17th. That post was titled, Elias Estel’s Early End. When her brother died tragically in … More When Did Martha Estel Die?
My schedule is pretty full for tonight and tomorrow…..choir practice tonight, men’s Bible class and a museum board meeting tomorrow morning, and a trip to Perryville tomorrow afternoon. So I decided to sneak in a story today. It just so happens that I found another birthday that took place a long time ago in Lamstedt, … More Another Gerd from Lamstedt
Today I will share the story of W.W……..Wilhelm Wachter. His story is not without its puzzles. I hope I get it right. I tell his story today because December 29th was the date of his second marriage in 1870. But before I get to that, let me go back. Wilhelm came to America when he … More Double Double-U