There were four children born into the John and Johanna (Walther) Weinhold’s family. I think once I finish today’s post, I will have written stories about all four of them. Here are photos of the parents and children in this Weinhold family. Today, I tell the story of the baby in the family. Gotthilf Weinhold … More Flour Maker and His Baker’s Dozen
A Christmas song asks the question, Mary, Did You Know? I have to ask the following similar questions of Mary Bretscher. Mary, did you know whether you were born on December 31st or January 1st? Mary, did you know whether you were born in 1844 or 1845? I have to ask these questions because we … More Mary, Did You Know….Your Birthday?
I have often written about people who were in a clan that we refer to as the “Frohna Muellers”. There was another family that lived in Frohna that had three sons who became millers. This trio spent their lives operating flour mills in East Perry County. Two of them ran a large mill in Frohna, … More One of the Frohna Millers
Quite a while ago, a post was published on this blog titled, One of Anton’s Army. When one looks at the family of Anton Mueller, you cannot help but notice how many males were in his family. Anton was married twice and had only one daughter from each of his wives. The other 13 children … More A Girl in the Army
First, let me tell you how today’s story developed. I wanted to see if there was any evidence of a person who may have had some connection to St. Patrick’s Day. I searched for such things as “Patrick” and “Ireland” in our German Family Tree. I pretty much found nothing that I could use. I … More A St. Patrick’s Day Puzzle
For twelve years, Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, Missouri had a teacher on their staff by the name of Richard Popp. Like several other teachers around here over the years, Teacher Popp went off to get his teacher’s training and returned home to serve in Perry County. Teacher Popp’s dad was born on this day, … More Teacher Popp’s Pop
We have a Mueller wedding to talk about today. This one took place on April 10, 1904 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. The groom was Henry Mueller and the bride was Wilhelmina Kuennell. Here is their Missouri marriage license. Rev. Dr. A. Schorman performed the ceremony. Here is their wedding photo. Henry was the … More Mueller Millers
When we wrote about a triple wedding in the blog post, Three in One at Trinity, one of the couples married on that day was Johannes Kramer and Magdalena Christiana Bergt. One of their children, Theodore, married Mathilde Burfeind in 1891. That couple went on to have eight children. The first six were boys, and … More Kramers Cross the Equator
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?