Widowed in Winter – Joined during June in Jacob

There are four main characters in today’s tale. These four first made up two pairs, but when death came to their doorsteps, the two that remained became a pair. All four had their origins in the Hanover area of Germany. We have to travel across the Mississippi River to Jackson County, Illinois to find this … More Widowed in Winter – Joined during June in Jacob

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?