This photo of the Gotthold Seibel family showed up in a post not too long ago. I am going to tell a story again today about some members of this family. In today’s tale, I will discuss the four girls who are indicated by the red arrows, all of which remained single during their entire … More Several Single Seibel Sisters
Trinity’s Tischler told the story of Carl Groh, the Altenburg carpenter who was responsible for the construction of several items in Trinity Lutheran Church, such as their altar and baptismal font. These items are still very special to this church as they are used for the most important aspects of our Lutheran worship….Word and Sacraments. … More Groh-klahoma!
Here is our birthday girl for today. Her name was Louise Wilhelmina Kaempfe, and she was born on February 8, 1866. She is just a starting point for a story that involves several other members of the Kaempfe family. In 1885, she married Claus Stueve, Jr. We will get back to her. Louise’s younger brother, … More Kaempfe Tragedy….and a Tornado Too
Back when the Schirmer twins were born on December 5th, their Uncle Joe may have been snapping his fingers, saying, “Oh, so close. If they would have waited one more day, they would have shared my birthday.” The story of the twins was told yesterday….The Roller Mills of Rudy, Reinhold, and Martin. Joseph Holt was … More Uncle Joe
Today’s story is a continuation of yesterday’s tale….Twin Twins. That post ended with the marriage of Louis and Lulu Boehme. But first, I must backtrack on a few things. First of all, I want to share this photo of Louis which is possibly his confirmation picture. Next, I want to make sure to deal with … More The Life of Louis and Lulu
I remember that there were times when my mother would sign her name as Mrs. Richard H. Schmidt. I’m sure that in this day and age, women would really frown on such a signature in which a woman basically takes on the identity of her husband. Today, I ran across a tombstone which does the … More An Entertaining Tombstone
Today’s story begins with a photo. This is a photo of the Koestering store and it came with a description that Gotthold Seibel was in the picture. I have to assume that Gotthold Seibel must be the one with his backside to the camera hoeing in the garden. If that is Gotthold, then there is … More Koestering Store
Today’s story is about an Altenburg carpenter named Gotthold Seibel. He was born on April 21, 1851. His sister, Wilhelmina Seibel married my great grandfather, Gottwerth Schmidt, so this makes Gotthold my great great uncle. An important event took place when Gotthold was about 14 years old. Trinity Lutheran Church got a new pastor, Rev. … More Your Pastor for a Father-in-Law