The post, The Estels Go East, was published back in 2017. It told the tale of Paul and Mathilda (Schneier) Estel. Today, I will tell the story of their eldest son, Arthur Estel. In a photo taken when Paul and Mathilda celebrated their 50th anniversary, we see Arthur standing in the back row on the … More Arthur and Caroline from Jacob
Christine Hemmann is today’s birthday girl. She was born on August 10, 1886, making today her 133rd birthday. It did not take me long once I started researching Christine that I had to ask the question, “Did Christine marry Barny Bohnert or did she marry Benjamin Bohnert?” By the time I’m done with this post, … More Barney or Benjamin Bohnert?
Our German Family Tree records 14 children born into the Martin and Magdalena (Noennig) Weinhold family. Arthur Joseph Weinhold was the 12th child, and he was born on this day, February 9th, in 1894. All of these Weinhold children were baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Arthur’s entire life was centered around mills. Here … More Run of the Mills
A traditional song sung by many barbershop quartets over the years is Down by the Old Mill Stream”. The song was written by Tell Taylor in 1908. The lyrics go like this: (Verse 1) My darling I am dreaming of the days gone by, When you and I were sweethearts beneath the summer sky; Your … More Down by the Old Mill Stream
When I was a student at Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska back in the 1970’s, I was invited to a local farmer’s house at Thanksgiving because I was not able to travel home for the holiday. Local Seward folks would offer their hospitality to students who would have had to spend the holiday alone. … More Concordia Student Meets Concordia?