Another Emilie Walther

In the early years of the German Lutheran immigration, Rev. C.F.W. Walther married Emilie Buenger.  We will discover another Emilie today that married a Walther, making her another Emilie Walther.  If you follow this blog regularly, you are probably already aware of the fact that there were some famous Walther’s who were pastors in the … More Another Emilie Walther

The Buck Store

It seems like Dollar Stores are popping up everywhere across America.  Today I will tell the story of what quite possibly was the first “Dollar Store” to exist in Murphysboro, Illinois.  It was called Buck’s Grocery, and the couple involved in that store come right out of our German Family Tree. It all starts with … More The Buck Store

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