We are celebrating a 175th birthday today. Sarah Noennig was born on December 16, 1843 in Altenburg, Missouri. She was the daughter of Gottfried and Johanna (Poppitz) Noennig. Both of her parents made the voyage to America aboard the Copernicus. They were married not long after arriving. One previous child had been born to the … More Sarah’s Paitzdorf Partner
If he was alive today, we would be celebrating the 127th birthday of Walther Theodosius Weinhold. Walther is shown on many documents as being named Walter, and my guess is that most people called him Walter during his lifetime. However, his given name was Walther. One may wonder if he was named after the famous … More Named After His Grandmother?
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
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
Immanuel Lutheran Church was the location of a wedding on May 12, 1912. The bride was Ida Thurm; the groom was Reinhold Fritsche. Here is their marriage license. Ida was the daughter of Herman and Anna (Jungclaus) Thurm. The church record states that Ida was from Friedland, which is a name used for The Ridge. … More Another Merchant of Main Street
Concordia Historical Institute states that Jacob Gönner (after this I will spell it Goenner) was born on May 11, 1807. We here at the Lutheran Heritage Center have a lot of records, but none of them record his birthday. CHI must know something that we do not. On the other hand, I am guessing that … More Finally a Paid Professor
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
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