I will eventually get to a bride who would be celebrating her 200th birthday today, but I will begin this post by looking at her husband. This man was one of the clergymen who were part of the Gesellschaft in 1839. He was even one of the men who constructed the Log Cabin College which … More Mrs. Buenger’s Bicentennial Birthday
Lydia Bertha Meyer was born on November 11, 1898, so today would be her 125th birthday. Lydia was the daughter of Joachim and Engel (Meier) Meyer. Her parents were a couple made up of two different spellings of names pronounced the same way. Lydia was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. We can take … More Oscar, Lydia, and Ella – Farrar Mueller’s
I just want to attend our church’s Reformation Sunday service and reflect on the events of the past several days. Here’s a 5 year-old post.
Today’s birthday boy is Christian Furchtegott Lorenz who was born on October 24, 1857. That makes today his 166th birthday. Christian was the son of John and Johanna (Mueller) Lorenz. His mother was the sister of Rev. J.A.F.W. (Alphabet) Mueller. Both of his parents had arrived in Perry County as part of the Gesellschaft in … More Christian and Ida – Altenburg Lorenz’s
I am going to tie today’s story of a baby born in Frohna on this day to the construction of the replica of the Log Cabin College which is found on the campus of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. In addition, I will speculate how today’s main character may have contributed in some small way … More From Frohna Hardware to Concordia Custodian
A few factors contributed to me re-publishing an old post today. If I was attempting to write this story today, I would not have the opportunity to make a trip to Trinity’s cemetery in Altenburg because I am in Minnesota for the next couple days. However, because I was able to stomp through the cemetery … More Bicentennial Bill Brandes Birthday
Since Clara Mueller was born in the late 1800’s, she never would experience the worldwide web. However, she did experience a different W.W.W., one who is today’s birthday boy. Wilhelm Wilson Wagner was born on October 8, 1895, so today would be his 128th birthday. Wilson was the son of Samuel and Margaretha (Sommer) Wagner. … More Clara Enters the www World
This post will highlight the life of Adolph Theodor Richter, who is today’s birthday boy. In our German Family Tree, we do not have any records of him getting married, but we will discover today that he became married to a woman who is also included in the GFT. Adolph Richter was born on September … More Adolph Richter – Traveling Salesman
The story you will read today has its beginnings in the Apple Creek Township of northern Cape Girardeau County, but that is certainly not where it ends. We will start with the birth of a baby girl that took place on September 2, 1883. Therefore, this girl would be celebrating her 140th birthday today if … More Emelie Finds Husband at Farmer’s Retreat
You will be heading back to the Shawnee Township again today. We have to go back a little farther into the past for this one. It begins with the birth of the first child in what ended up as a couple having 15 children listed in our German Family Tree. Louise Auguste Margaretha Kasten was … More Another Alvin and Alvina?