The Lueders Brothers

A certain genealogy problem has been plaguing me for a while.  There are two “clans” of Lueders families in our German Family Tree.  (By the way, Lueders is pronounced Lee-ders around here).  One Lueders clan centers around Frohna, Missouri, and the other in Wittenberg.  There are some indications that the two Lueders clans are related, … More The Lueders Brothers

A Mangeled Katt

Before you get angry with me for promoting cruelty to animals, please note that today’s title contains names that look misspelled, but they are not.  The words refer to the surnames of two people that were married in 1878 (or was it 1879?).  The Katt referred to in the title was Katharine Katt, who is … More A Mangeled Katt

Sons of the Pioneers

  Today’s blog post was written by Cal Eggers, and he tells the story of an Eggers.  I find it to be a fascinating story.  I think you will also.  Thanks, Cal, for your contributions to our blog.     ========================================================================= The word “pioneer” can be defined as: a person who is among the first … More Sons of the Pioneers

The Fourth Marriage

Peter Johann Heinrich Jacob Hellwege was born in Lamstedt, Germany on what we now call Groundhog Day, February 2, 1812.  It is not often that I can share records from Germany, but in this case, I can show you a birth record for Heinrich. Before all was said and done, Heinrich was going to have … More The Fourth Marriage