Herman and Bertha would be celebrating their 126th wedding anniversary today if they were still alive. You will be reading the story of their lives in this post. As I researched the lives of the two that made up this couple, I discovered that these two would have been celebrating not only their anniversary, but … More Herman, Bertha, and the Teacher Wunderlich’s
Many stories have been written on this blog about couples that were made up of a husband and a wife who were raised on The Ridge, a hilly, wooded area found north of Altenburg. You will read another such Ridge Romance story today, but it will be a couple that does not remain on The … More Ridge Romance Goes to Nebraska
Johann Martin Pilz began his life on the hilly area of East Perry County referred to as The Ridge, also called Friedland. He would later make his way to the flatlands of Nebraska. It is his story that I will attempt to tell today. John was born on December 23, 1894, but was not baptized … More Pilz on the Prairie
We have a birthday boy coming from Farrar, Missouri today. His name was Gerth August Stueve. He was born on July 27, 1884. His parents were Claus Henry and Margaretha (von Glahn) Stueve. You have to be really careful with the name Claus Stueve. First of all, there are numerous Claus Stueves to be found … More Go Find the West, Young Man
Erwin Heinrich Bremer was born in Frohna, Missouri on October 15, 1907. He was baptized on October 27th at Concordia Lutheran Church. There is also a record of his confirmation at that church in 1921. Before 1930, Erwin moved to a rural area near Wisner, Nebraska. In the 1930 census, we find him as a … More Two Baptisms?