I have discovered that several natives of this area migrated to settle in the vicinity of Coffeyville, Kansas, which is right on the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. Many of those folks had connections to Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois. I will be writing another one of those stories today. We begin with a … More Brunkhorst and Dietrich in Coffeyville
Herman Mangels was born in Farrar, Missouri on March 11, 1875. He was the son of Johann Peter and Engel (Mahnken) Mangels. Herman’s baptism took place at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. Below is his baptism record. Apparently, this record had some problems, and someone had to make all sorts of corrections that came out … More No Water for Coffee?