An Engert/Seibel Duo

Our story today begins with the birthday of Maria Catherine Seibel, who was born on November 9, 1841. She was the daughter of Johann and Elizabeth (Theiss) Seibel and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church. Maria’s father was part of the New York Group that arrived in Perry County at about the same time as the … More An Engert/Seibel Duo

Engert-Gerler-Palisch

The story I tell today brings together three surnames that have shown up in this blog on many occasions….Engert, Gerler, and Palisch.  And the Palisch surname actually shows up twice in this story.  It all starts with the birthday of Gotthilf Engert, who was born on September 30, 1845.  He was the son of Friedrich … More Engert-Gerler-Palisch

Another Fertile Father

Not long ago, we did a few blog posts concerning J.G. Hemman who fathered so many children.  J.G. came to America with the Gruber group in December of 1839.  There was another fertile father in the Gruber group.  His name was August Friedrich Wilhelm Engert.  I ran across his name today because his first wife, … More Another Fertile Father