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

No Water for Coffee?

Herman Mangels was born in Farrar, Missouri on March 11, 1875.  He was the son of Johann Peter and Engel (Mahnken) Mangels.  Herman’s baptism took place at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar.  Below is his baptism record.  Apparently, this record had some problems, and someone had to make all sorts of corrections that came out … More No Water for Coffee?

A Mangeled Katt

Before you get angry with me for promoting cruelty to animals, please note that today’s title contains names that look misspelled, but they are not.  The words refer to the surnames of two people that were married in 1878 (or was it 1879?).  The Katt referred to in the title was Katharine Katt, who is … More A Mangeled Katt