Mary and Simon

Maria Magdalena Schuessler is today’s birthday girl.  If she was alive today, she would be celebrating a very special birthday.  There would have been 150 candles on her cake.  I am once again not in Altenburg, so I will not be able to display any church records for this story.  I am out of town … More Mary and Simon

Mollie and Her Man

Molly was born 160 years ago.  Her full name was Amalia Wilhelmine Theresia Landgraf, but it appears that she was called Mollie during her lifetime.  She was born on March 9, 1860, the daughter of Herman and Mathilda (Naeser) Landgraf.  Her baptism record can be found in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, … More Mollie and Her Man

Bachmann and Schmidt

Today I will write the story involving characters about which I have documented the children in a family, but not so much about their parents.  For example, today I will write about Joseph and Emilie Bachmann, and I have previously told the tale of at least one of their children, and in the process have … More Bachmann and Schmidt

Constable Henry

I start today with a family photo.  It displays the family of Carl and Johanna (Hopfer) Bodenschatz. One of the main characters in today’s story is the man standing in the back on the left, Henry Bodenschatz.  I chose him today because it was on this day that he married his wife, Louise Schmidt.  They … More Constable Henry