Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land

The birthday boy for today somehow got the nickname, Moses.  I found evidence for that nickname on both Ancestry and in our German Family Tree.  His given name was Emanuel Gustav Newberry, and he was born on May 21, 1882.  Emanuel was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Christina (Metzner) Newberry. Emanuel was baptized at … More Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land

Lehrer Lueders

Today’s story begins in Frohna.  The birthday girl marries a Lutheran teacher.  Agnes Fiehler was born on February 28, 1876 and baptized at the relatively new Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Her parents were Benjamin and Bertha (Doberenz) Fiehler.  Benjamin was a farmer, and Agnes was the third of eleven children born into this family.  … More Lehrer Lueders

Trek to the Territory

We will start with the birthday of Maria Holschen on The Ridge just north of Altenburg today, but that is not anywhere close to where this story ends.  Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Franziske (Stadelmann) Holschen.  She was born on August 18, 1875, and she was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  … More Trek to the Territory