Hattie Katt

You have no doubt heard the term, kitty cat. Today’s birthday girl has a name that reminds me of that term. Hedwig Katt was born on November 7, 1847 in Lamstedt, Germany. Before I move on, let me say that many German girls with the name Hedwig take on the nickname, Hattie, and that is … More Hattie Katt

Angel Becomes Mangels

We are going to be celebrating a special wedding anniversary today.  On March 3, 1870, Johann Peter Mangels married Engel Mahnken at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  That makes today their 150th wedding anniversary.  Their church marriage record is shown below.  It is just the 2nd marriage in the Salem church records on this … More Angel Becomes Mangels

Pilz/Stueve: Another Ridge Couple

Yesterday’s story included Emma Jungclaus, whose mother was Gesche (Stueve) Jungclaus.  I will be telling a story today which includes a character, Maria Anna Stueve, who would have been Emma Jungclaus’s first cousin.  Maria’s father, Herman Stueve, was Gesche’s brother.  Emma’s marriage to Albert Weber was a Ridge wedding.  Maria Stueve’s marriage would be another … More Pilz/Stueve: Another Ridge Couple