Merchant Marriage

Concordia Pauline Neubeck was born on this day 150 years ago.  She was the first child born into her family.  Her father was George Neubeck, whose story was told in the post, Dealer and Healer in Downtown Altenburg.  Her mother’s name is a little bit of a puzzle.  In her St. Louis marriage record, her … More Merchant Marriage

Give Me Livery or Give Me Life (Insurance)

John Arthur Vogel was born on August 18, 1883 in Pocahontas, Missouri.  That would make today his 136th birthday.  He was the son of Theodore and Emilie (Happel) Vogel.  He was sometimes called John on records, sometimes Arthur, and sometimes J.A.  I will use Arthur.  He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, … More Give Me Livery or Give Me Life (Insurance)

Frohna Fischers

Last year, on this date, I wrote a post titled, Unraveling the Palisch/Fischer Connections.  That post focused mostly on the marriage of Henry Palisch and Martha Fischer that took place on July 10th in 1887.  Today, I will focus on the other marriage that was just briefly mentioned in that article.  It was another marriage … More Frohna Fischers