Siegmund and Lydia – The Oswalds from Stringtown

Ella Lydia Koenig was born on December 11, 1892, so today would have been her 126th birthday.  Her parents were Emanuel and Clara (Weinhold) Koenig.  She was the sister of John Koenig, whose story was written in the post shown below. A Koenig-Lorenz Couple Lydia was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  This … More Siegmund and Lydia – The Oswalds from Stringtown

A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story

The marriage record above can be found in an Excel spreadsheet which is part of the church records of Old Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown St. Louis.  It was produced in order to provide another format for their church records.  However, the record shown above has a glaring error.  Carl Eduard Roschke did NOT marry … More A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story