Meyr or Meyer?

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?

Fred, Lina, and Lydia

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

The Frohna Schade’s

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

Devastated by Disease

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