Wittenberg Roth’s

Today, I will once again choose to write about a family that has been briefly mentioned in previous posts. I feel this family deserves more thorough attention, so that is what I hope to do. There are several Roth families that presently live around Wittenberg (which is basically a ghost town now). I am pretty … More Wittenberg Roth’s

Mollie and Her Man

Molly was born 160 years ago.  Her full name was Amalia Wilhelmine Theresia Landgraf, but it appears that she was called Mollie during her lifetime.  She was born on March 9, 1860, the daughter of Herman and Mathilda (Naeser) Landgraf.  Her baptism record can be found in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, … More Mollie and Her Man

Reisenbichler Roots

We have a Reisenbichler birthday that will enable me to go back in time to share some documents that show the arrival of a Reisenbichler family that settled in Shawnee Township in Cape Girardeau County.  As you can already tell, this is not the tale of a short surname.  This will be one of those … More Reisenbichler Roots

When Was Rosa Born?

I put today’s mystery question in today’s title.  Rosa Landgraf is today’s birthday girl….or is she?  One birth date we have for Rosa was August 21, 1885.  As we work our way through this story, we will find two other alternatives.  Rosa was the daughter of Bernhard and Mary (Litzelfelner) Landgraf.  She was baptized at … More When Was Rosa Born?