We have another 150th birthday to celebrate today. Jacob Martin Darnstaedt was born on December 8, 1869, the son of Johann and Christiane (Mueller) Darnstaedt. The story of Martin’s parents was told in the post, Seelitz Sweethearts. Martin was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. Here is his baptism record. Martin can be found … More Martin and His Girls
Carl Friedrich Moeckel (he went by “Fred”) was born on July 19, 1883. He was the firstborn child in the family of Charles and Mathilda (Sewerosky) Moeckel. Fred was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Below is his baptism record. One more child was born and baptized at Concordia, Frohna, but when their third … More Motorman Moeckel
Instead of getting a January 11th story today, I will be writing about a second Longtown storekeeper who was born on January 10th. His name was Martin Moeckel. Martin was born exactly 7 years after yesterday’s birthday boy, Gottwerth Telle. Delving into this man’s story is probably going to lead to some other future stories, … More Longtown Shopkeepers – Part 2
Today would have been the 109th anniversary of Paul Moeckel and Agnes Mueller of Altenburg. They were married on June 1, 1908 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. It is a little bit confusing to me that these two would be married in Perryville. Indications are that Paul was a member of Trinity, Altenburg, and … More Tin Man
We once again have a post authored by Fred Eggers today. He is a fantastic researcher and brings us a fascinating Civil War story today. Gabriel Bronenkant was born on March 25, 1839. As far as I can determine his descendants are the only people with that surname anywhere in our area. Tracking him down … More When Gabriel Comes Marching Home!