Wittenberg Beer Barrel Maker and Barkeep’s Boy

Gustav Adolph Spirz was born on January 18, 1875, so he is our birthday boy.  However, before I discuss his life, let me start with his parents.  His father was Charles Spirz, and his mother was Anna Sophia Heise.  Charles and Anna were married on November 26, 1869.  Their marriage is not included in any … More Wittenberg Beer Barrel Maker and Barkeep’s Boy

Aunt Clara

My Aunt Clara Schilling would have been 116 years old today.  She was born on August 7, 1902 and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was the daughter of Henry and Bertha (Mueller) Loebs who had a farm in Wittenberg.  Bertha Mueller was my grandmother, only I come by way of second husband, Emanuel Schmidt.  … More Aunt Clara

The 3M Company

Martha Marie Telle was born on June 30, 1870.  When she later married Gottfried Heinrich Mueller, she became Martha Marie Mueller.  Thus, the reason for the reference to 3M in the title.  Today’s story is about this Martha’s family.  I say “this” Martha because she is not the only Martha Telle who lived in the … More The 3M Company