Mecker Mates

Heinrich Mecker would be celebrating his 161st birthday today if he was still alive. I will attempt to give you an account of his life. I am going to begin with his parents, Jacob and Nettie (Arnold) Mecker. There is a story in the Mecker family that says Jacob Mecker was a stowaway on the … More Mecker Mates

Carl’s Arrival

On October 22, 1866, Carl arrived in America.  In fact Carl came to America many times.  In fact, I found a list that said Carl came to America 18 times between 1858 and 1872.  You see, Carl was a sailing ship with the name of Carl.  When the Carl arrived in 1866, it was carrying … More Carl’s Arrival

Wedig Wedding

Before I delve into today’s post, let me tell you about how I got some unexpected help in my research for it.  I am visiting some grandchildren this week, and my granddaughter Kaitlyn offered to help me.  Kaitlyn has been bugging me for a few years because she thinks she should have been included in … More Wedig Wedding

Buried on the Bank

A Schuricht family history book includes the following paragraph which includes an account of the death of Johann Gottlob Schuricht on January 8, 1839. Based on evidence that we have at our museum, here is what I think happened. Johann Gottlob Schuricht (who appears to already be a Junior in the Schuricht family history) brought … More Buried on the Bank

Buried at Sea

The Republik was getting very near to its destination.  It was now in the Gulf of Mexico headed for the port city of New Orleans.  The ship had already been at sea for a little over two months.  Then, six days before the end of the voyage, the first and only death on the Republik … More Buried at Sea