Rosalia’s Story

The story I am going to tell today is very closely related to yesterday’s post.  I will begin by once again showing you the 1880 census for the Henry Bachmann family. Right below yesterday’s character, Ernst Bachmann, you will see a seven year old orphan girl by the name of Rosaline Upton.  She will be … More Rosalia’s Story

The Ida Kennard Saga

Ida Magwitz was born on June 22, 1898 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  This is an image of her baptism record. Ida was the daughter of Martin and Anna (Stelling) Magwitz.  This Magwitz family must have moved to the Farrar area not long after this baptism.  We find them in the Salem … More The Ida Kennard Saga

Arthur Stueve – MP

Arthur Wilhelm Stueve was born on March 28, 1896.  He was the son of Peter and Mary (Engert) Stueve.  Right away when Arthur was born we find a somewhat unusual fact.  Even though he was born in Jackson County, Illinois, he was brought across the river to be baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  … More Arthur Stueve – MP