Another Namesake of “The Face” Petzoldt

Friedrich Florian Petzoldt is a character that folks around here call “The Face”. This is done because of his notorious gravestone found in the cemetery at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. “The Face” had a grandson named after him, Friedrich Florian Petzoldt, whose story was told in the post, Grandson of “The Face”. Today, you will … More Another Namesake of “The Face” Petzoldt

Pocahontas Blacksmith

Today would be August Johann Kutscher’s 125th birthday. He was born on March 24, 1897, the son of Martin and Diamanda (Leine) Kutscher. A previous post, Diamanda’s Dozen, told the story of August’s parents. August was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, but since I am away from Altenburg today, I am not … More Pocahontas Blacksmith

Frohna Feed Store

One of today’s main characters is the son of one of the proprietors of the Frohna Flour Mill. This son went on to be involved in the operation of the Frohna Feed Store. I have to wonder how these two businesses were related to each other. However, I am temporarily located near Chicago, Illinois and … More Frohna Feed Store

The Meister, a Twin, and a Minnie in Capp’s Creek

The main character in today’s post has just one lonely document indexed in our German Family Tree. As you can see, Theodore Meister was born on this day in 1876, making him today’s birthday boy. A previous post, The Senior Meister and His Angel, was written about his parents, Anton and Gabriele (Hopfer) Meister. There were … More The Meister, a Twin, and a Minnie in Capp’s Creek

Unmarked Graves

I happen to know that my church, Trinity Lutheran in Altenburg, is presently examining ways to correct some problems we have in our cemetery. There are broken or fallen gravestones, grave markers that are leaning, plus there are quite a few empty spots for graves that were never marked with a gravestone. Today’s story will … More Unmarked Graves