Longtown’s Hair Hacker

We hear plenty in the news these days about hackers.  There are hackers in America.  There are hackers in foreign countries.  They make the news when they have succeeded in their hacking.  Hackers are a relatively new phenomenon.  The advent of hackers only occurred with the advent of computers and the internet.  However, you may … More Longtown’s Hair Hacker

Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Not long after the beginning of the twentieth century, a future pastor was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  Heinrich Herman Schaefer was born on June 12, 1902.  His parents were Heinrich Carl and Josephine Tennessee (Telle) Schaefer who lived in the town of Old Appleton, just south of Uniontown.  Here are photos … More Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Name Changing

I was attracted to this story because of the name Gothard Pfennighausen.  As near as I can tell, this name means something like “penny house” in German.  He married Emma Hooss on June 9th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville in 1890.  Gotthard’s trail led to many different places…..and several changes in names.  Plus, there … More Name Changing

Captain J.J. Seibel

On June 2, 1864, Johann Jacob Seibel married Matilda McCauley.  Our German Family Tree says that this marriage is in the Perry County Marriage Records, but it’s a record I could not find on Ancestry.com.  I am not in Altenburg today, so I cannot research this further, but this is a story I really want … More Captain J.J. Seibel