The Travels and Travails of Cornelia

Cornelia Bundenthal was born on October 10, 1909 in Atchison, Kansas.  You might immediately wonder how she would be connected to East Perry County.  Cornelia was the daughter of Rev. Theodore and Concordia (Weinhold) Bundenthal.  Concordia was one of the eight daughters of Joseph and Mary Weinhold of Wittenberg.  The story of the Weinhold’s daughters … More The Travels and Travails of Cornelia

Maid from Michigan

My last post highlighted a brother and sister who both remained unmarried during their lives.  Another story materialized for today which will highlight another unmarried person.  The story will also take us from Mecklenburg to Minnesota to Michigan to Missouri. We will begin this story by looking at the passenger list of the ship, Gessner, … More Maid from Michigan

Pastor’s Wife Gives Birth on Two Christmas Eves

A typical Lutheran pastor works very hard during the Christmas season, especially on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  This year, it is even more challenging because the Fourth Sunday in Advent also occurs on Christmas Eve.  Today I will tell the story of a pastor’s wife who had her own version of labor on two … More Pastor’s Wife Gives Birth on Two Christmas Eves

Ahner Enigmas

I was having trouble finding a story for December 1st when I ran across a fact in our German Family Tree that led me to write last year’s December 1st story.  While looking at the story I wrote a year ago, I began to ask more questions about it, and since I didn’t have the … More Ahner Enigmas