Engert-Gerler-Palisch

The story I tell today brings together three surnames that have shown up in this blog on many occasions….Engert, Gerler, and Palisch.  And the Palisch surname actually shows up twice in this story.  It all starts with the birthday of Gotthilf Engert, who was born on September 30, 1845.  He was the son of Friedrich … More Engert-Gerler-Palisch

A Kuntze Chronicle

Wilhelm Carl August Kuntze was born on August 9, 1883 in Altenburg, Missouri, making him today’s birthday boy.  He is called August on some documents and Charles on others.  I will use Charles.  His parents were Wilhelm and Susanna (Grosse) Kuntze.  His father was married previously, so Charles had some siblings and half-siblings.  Charles was … More A Kuntze Chronicle

Adolph and Anna

Today would mark the 130 anniversary of Adoph Joseph (A.J.) Doering and Anna Richter.  They were married on February 28, 1889 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Several factors contributed to my selection of this story today.  One was their special anniversary.  Another factor was the amount of photographs I located of that family and … More Adolph and Anna

Shoemaker to Carpenter

Herman Benjamin Kuntze is today’s birthday boy.  He was born on July 30, 1885.  Herman’s parents were Wilhelm and Susanna (Grosse) Kuntze.  His father was a shoemaker in Altenburg who had come to America around 1870 with his first wife, Wilhelmina, who died in April of 1877.  Wilhelm remarried later that same year in October … More Shoemaker to Carpenter