Run of the Mills

Our German Family Tree records 14 children born into the Martin and Magdalena (Noennig) Weinhold family.  Arthur Joseph Weinhold was the 12th child, and he was born on this day, February 9th, in 1894.  All of these Weinhold children were baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Arthur’s entire life was centered around mills.  Here … More Run of the Mills

Wife, Mother, Grandmother of the Noennig Clan

Today would have been the 155th birthday of Anna (Kuehnert) Noennig.  I have written a previous post about the Noennig family which included Anna.  It was titled, Apples and Appliances.  However, in that article, almost all the attention went to the men in the family.  Today, I hope to focus on Anna, the matriarch of … More Wife, Mother, Grandmother of the Noennig Clan

Apples and Appliances

Gottfried and Anna (Kuehnert) Noennig and their family were quite the entrepreneurs in Altenburg after the turn of the century.  The family purchased several pieces of property in the Altenburg area and began growing fruit trees.  Their orchards became very productive, and they became well-known for the quality of their apples and peaches. In addition … More Apples and Appliances

A Seelitz Wedding

April 9, 1817 was the birthday of Johanna Rosine Poppitz.  She was born in the town of Seelitz in Germany.  She and her family sailed to America aboard the Copernicus in 1838, arriving in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve.  Her husband-to-be, Gottfried Noennig, traveled on the same ship.  Their towns in Germany were 36 … More A Seelitz Wedding