Carl and Emma

Emma Lorenz is today’s birthday girl.  Because she was born on May 14, 1882, she would have been 137 years old today.  She was the daughter of John and Carolina (Mueller) Lorenz.  Her family descends from the Lorenz family that settled around Altenburg.  There is a whole different Lorenz family that settled in Farrar.  Emma … More Carl and Emma

Adolph and Anna

Today would mark the 130 anniversary of Adoph Joseph (A.J.) Doering and Anna Richter.  They were married on February 28, 1889 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Several factors contributed to my selection of this story today.  One was their special anniversary.  Another factor was the amount of photographs I located of that family and … More Adolph and Anna

Lorenz/Franke x 2

A double wedding took place on May 4, 1854 at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  Brothers and sisters were part of this double marriage.  In other words, both marriages involved a Lorenz and a Franke.  Unfortunately, I am not in Altenburg today and cannot show you an image of the Grace, Uniontown record of these … More Lorenz/Franke x 2