A B/W Wedding

I did a search on what the acronym, B/W, could mean.  It had several possibilities.  It could mean black and white, and I have referred to black and white wedding dresses in the past.  It could mean “be with”.  Or it could mean “between” or “better or worse”.  I suppose all of these could somehow … More A B/W Wedding

Gust and Tillie

One hundred twenty-nine years ago today, Sarah Mathilda Poppitz, known as Tillie, was born.  She was baptized eleven days later on Reformation Day in 1888.  Tillie’s parents were Carl Ferdinand and Ernstine (Oehlert) Poppitz.  She was the fourth child born into this family.  Unfortunately, two of those children died at very young ages.  Amazingly, one … More Gust and Tillie

A-Lert in Kansas

Emma Rosa Lungwitz was born on September 12, 1893.  Her parents were Herman and Mathilda (Meyr) Lungwitz of Altenburg, and Emma was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church.  I’ll skip right ahead to her marriage in 1912.  She married Robert Oehlert who had been born in Kansas.  We see this fact on this 1900 census for … More A-Lert in Kansas

Often in a Coffin

This past week our museum received a donation from Kathy Miesner of a beautiful piece of furniture.  One of the things that makes this piece of furniture unique is the fact that on the back side it is stamped with “G.A.O. Altenburg MO”.  That means that this item was either made or sold by the … More Often in a Coffin