A Meier-Mahnken Match

Martha Katharine Mahnken is today’s birthday girl, being born on March 21, 1889. She would have to blow out 133 candles on her birthday cake if she was still alive today. Katharine was the daughter of Johann and Maria (Versemann) Mahnken, the 6th of 9 children in this family. She was baptized at Salem Lutheran … More A Meier-Mahnken Match

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