Martin and Phoebe

Martin Walter Mirly was born on December 19, 1892, making today his 128th birthday. Martin was the son of Wilhelm and Marie (Steiner) Mirly. He was also the grandson of Matthias Mirly whose wife was yet another one of those Lehner girls, one who was a daughter of the Matthias Lehner who was born in … More Martin and Phoebe

Days of Their Lives

I just cannot think of a better term for today’s type of post than “soap opera”. This tale has so many plot twists. Some of the behaviors of the people involved in the story are quite commendable. Others I would describe as quite inappropriate. I will begin by referring back to a previous post that … More Days of Their Lives

Kastenhuber Grandmother and Schimmelpfennig Mother

Emilie Marie Josephine Mirly was born on July 19, 1868.  Her mother’s maiden name was Schimmelpfennig, and her paternal grandmother’s maiden name was Kastenhuber.  Now those two names make up a mouthful of syllables.  Emilie’s parents were Joseph and Wilhelmine (Schimmelpfennig) Mirly.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  Below is … More Kastenhuber Grandmother and Schimmelpfennig Mother

Adolf the Blacksmith

There was a time around here when the name, Adolf, was pretty common.  Not anymore.  World War II and Adolf Hitler put an end to that name in America.  However, today’s main character was born before that time, and he is today’s birthday boy.  His name was Adolf Meyr. Adolf Meyr was the son of … More Adolf the Blacksmith

Winter Women

A few days ago, I referred to an earlier post titled, Surrounded by Good Lookin’ Women.  I know I can relate to the main character of that post, Joseph Weinhold, because I, too, am surrounded by good lookin’ women.  I would include my wife, my 3 daughters, and 5 granddaughters in that group surrounding me.  … More Winter Women