We will begin today with a girl who was born on this day back in 1853. Her name was Ernestine Magdalena Doering. She went by the name Magdalena, so that is what I will use in this post. Magdalena was born on October 30, 1853, the daughter of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. She was … More Meyr or Meyer?
Amalie Lina Haertling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on June 14, 1882, the daughter of Herman and Sophia (Koenig) Haertling. Here are photos of Lina’s parents. Lina was the 8th of 10 children in her family. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri. Below is her baptism record. Because … More Fred, Lina, and Lydia
A brand new surname shows up on this blog today. Panning. This surname does show up in our German Family Tree somehow, even though there are no local entries for this name in any local church records. Mary Panning is today’s birthday girl. She was born on April 27, 1869, the daughter of Henry and … More Bergt & Panning Store – Altona, NE
As I have studied East Perry County surnames, I have noticed that most folks with the surname, Schade, were found living in Altenburg and were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church. However, there is a branch of the Schade family tree that resided near Frohna and were members of Concordia Lutheran Church. I will tell the … More The Frohna Schade’s
One of my search strategies when looking for a blog story is to see if anyone was born on a particular day 200 years ago. This year, those special birthdays would have occurred in 1820. I don’t often find such a special birthday, but I occasionally take a look in our German Family Tree to … More Happy 200th Birthday, Anna Gerken Meier!
For one season, he was my coach. I was a scrawny little guy who loved to play soccer, and I thought that I could be a kicker for the Concordia Teachers College football team. I did just that. The football program listed me as being 125 pounds, tied for one of the lightest players on … More Congratulations, Coach Meyer
Arthur Emanuel Bachmann was born on January 17, 1892 in Farrar, Missouri. He was the son of Edward and Mathilda (Eggers) Bachmann. A post was written about Edward and Mathilda titled, Not Many Bachwomen. Here is a photo of Arthur’s parents. Arthur was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. Below is his baptism record. … More Bachmann Goes to Washington
A birthday will lead us to a family story that is full of sickness. It will give me an opportunity to discuss a particular disease that once caused much death in America….tuberculosis (TB). January 16, 1885 was the birthday of Elizabeth Boxdorfer. She was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Rauh) Boxdorfer. She was baptized … More Devastated by Disease
I will be telling the story of a person with Perry County roots today, but I will also promote a few events and a business. First of all, today would have been the 137th birthday of Edward Gaebler, who was born on October 6, 1881. He was the second child of Samuel and Magdalena (Schilling) … More Brew in the Lou – And in Perry County Too
Two pastors, two Lutheran churches, three marriages, two Ernst Brockmanns, two Bachmanns, a Meyer, and a Meyr. Add to that mixture just one date, June 16, 1929, and you have the ingredients for a genealogist’s nightmare. I will do my best to explain this, but I cannot guarantee that you will get it the first … More A Lutheran Genealogist’s Nightmare