What the Fiedler-Mahnken Couple Had in Common

Maria Margaretha Mahnken was born on August 9, 1882.  She was actually a third-generation Maria Margaretha Mahnken.  Her grandmother, Maria Margaretha Miesner, had married Peter Mahnken, so she became a Maria Magdalena Mahnken.  That couple had a daughter by the name of Maria Margaretha Mahnken.  Then we get to today’s Maria Margaretha Mahnken, who has … More What the Fiedler-Mahnken Couple Had in Common

Hometown Preacher

Yesterday, I wrote about a native from East Perry County who went off to school to learn a profession only to return back to his home to serve that community.  I have a similar story today.  This time it is not a doctor, but a preacher.  This story has its differences.  One big one is … More Hometown Preacher

Angel Becomes Mangels

We are going to be celebrating a special wedding anniversary today.  On March 3, 1870, Johann Peter Mangels married Engel Mahnken at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  That makes today their 150th wedding anniversary.  Their church marriage record is shown below.  It is just the 2nd marriage in the Salem church records on this … More Angel Becomes Mangels

M.M. and P.P.

Maria Mahnken was born on August 14, 1886.  She was the daughter of John and Marie (Heitmann) Mahnken.  She was born in Germany and is said to have come to America with her family in 1889.  The first record we find in our German Family Tree for Maria is her confirmation record at Salem Lutheran … More M.M. and P.P.

J.C. and His Angels

I wrote a post about one of today’s characters three years ago, titled The Birth of an Angel, that was 123 words long.  I was in the first year of this blog-writing passion of mine, and I was still very much in the learning process.  I checked this year’s stats for these posts, and my … More J.C. and His Angels