Butch’s Mom and Dad

Lebrecht Schmidt and Magdalena Froebel were married on January 21, 1883, so today would have been their 136th wedding anniversary.  These two were married in Frohna, but eventually, several in their family ended up in Altenburg.  I will attempt to tell the story of that family today. Lebrecht Schmidt was born on August 12, 1857 … More Butch’s Mom and Dad

Siegmund and Lydia – The Oswalds from Stringtown

Ella Lydia Koenig was born on December 11, 1892, so today would have been her 126th birthday.  Her parents were Emanuel and Clara (Weinhold) Koenig.  She was the sister of John Koenig, whose story was written in the post shown below. A Koenig-Lorenz Couple Lydia was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  This … More Siegmund and Lydia – The Oswalds from Stringtown

Frohna Butcher

Rudolph Oswald would have been expected to remember that today was the birthday of his wife.  Margaretha Mangels was born on December 6, 1872 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  Her parents were Johann and Engel (Mahnken) Mangels. Rudolph Oswald was also born in 1872, but he was born across the Mississippi … More Frohna Butcher

An O-K Couple

Otto Oswald was born on June 26, 1865 in Chester, Illinois.  Anna Kaempfe was also born in Illinois.  When she was born in 1875, her family was living in Millstadt, Illinois.  However, when these two were married in 1893, their marriage took place in Frohna, Missouri because both of these families had moved to Perry … More An O-K Couple