Engert-Gerler-Palisch

The story I tell today brings together three surnames that have shown up in this blog on many occasions….Engert, Gerler, and Palisch.  And the Palisch surname actually shows up twice in this story.  It all starts with the birthday of Gotthilf Engert, who was born on September 30, 1845.  He was the son of Friedrich … More Engert-Gerler-Palisch

Rosalia’s Story

The story I am going to tell today is very closely related to yesterday’s post.  I will begin by once again showing you the 1880 census for the Henry Bachmann family. Right below yesterday’s character, Ernst Bachmann, you will see a seven year old orphan girl by the name of Rosaline Upton.  She will be … More Rosalia’s Story

Orphan Marries Orphan

Today would have been the 130th anniversary of two orphans from Altenburg.  On November 21, 1886, Henry Voerster married Katherine Roenn at Trinity Lutheran. Henry was the son of Friedrich and Anna Maria (Kaufmann) Voerster.  This couple had been married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Louis in 1848. The pastor who performed the ceremony … More Orphan Marries Orphan