You will read another tale today detailing the marriage between a Lutheran and a Roman Catholic. In such cases, we often see the Lutheran become a Roman Catholic or the Roman Catholic become a Lutheran. However, in today’s case, we see that each partner in the marriage retained their own church membership throughout their lives. … More Buried ‘Cross Crosstown
It has been a while since I have written a post about the wedding photo shown below. Five previous posts have been written about people in the above photo. Stories from a Wedding Photo – Part 1 Stories from a Wedding Photo – Part 2 Stories from a Wedding Photo – Part 3 Stories from a Wedding Photo … More Stories from a Wedding Photo – Part 5
Today’s story begins in New Wells and later moves to Cape Girardeau. It also will include a woman whose maiden name was quite long, but took on a married name that was much shorter. We will begin with today’s birthday boy. Julius Emil Koch was born on February 4, 1863, the son of Gottfried and … More Julius and Josephine
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