Yet Another Austria Bicentennial Birthday

A small group of Austrian immigrants arrived in New Orleans in June of 1852 aboard the ship, Deutschland. Those immigrants would settle in northern Cape Girardeau County near New Wells and were instrumental in the establishment of Immanuel Lutheran Church in that village. On the passenger list below, you will see the families of Matthias … More Yet Another Austria Bicentennial Birthday

Flora and Otto – A Koenig/Meyr Pair

In several previous posts, I have referred to a certain “neighborhood” found near New Wells, Missouri as the “Koenig-Koch-Haertling Neighborhood”. I derived that term from seeing so many census pages from the Shawnee Township that list families with those surnames in successive censuses. It’s like these families remained neighbors for many, many years. Today’s post … More Flora and Otto – A Koenig/Meyr Pair