Martin and His Girls

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

Motorman Moeckel

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

Tin Man

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