Henry and Amelia – The Pocahontas Ludwig’s

Heinrich Wilhelm Ludwig is today’s birthday boy. He was born on December 23, 1869, making today his 153rd birthday. Henry was the son of Peter and Elisabeth (Gratz) Ludwig and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. Henry was one of those fairly uncommon people who was born in one year and baptized early … More Henry and Amelia – The Pocahontas Ludwig’s

A Lowes-Ludwig Link

Henry August Lowes was born on June 9, 1874, so today would have been his 147th birthday. He was the son of Peter and Hannah (Fornkahl) Lowes and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri. Several other siblings in this family were also baptized at that church. An image of August’s baptism record from … More A Lowes-Ludwig Link

Herman the Brewer

I will begin today with an admission that there is some dispute about the birthdate of today’s main character. Our German Family Tree states that Herman Ludwig was born on January 22, 1859. However, his later death certificate not only states that his birthday took place on January 21st, but it also says he was … More Herman the Brewer

Flora and Her Baker

A flower child was born on this day not long before the turn of the 20th century. Her name was Flora (which is Latin for flower) Suzanne Drumtra, the youngest daughter of William and Susanna (Mueller) Drumtra. We have this photograph of Flora’s parents. Flora was born on December 4, 1893 and baptized at Trinity … More Flora and Her Baker