A Band of Bands

This post will not be about a person, a family, or a place.  It will be about a photograph and an event.  The photo that will be discussed is this one. I am not sure who has the original photograph, but a copy of it can be found in Mary Dillon’s Wittenberg book.  By the … More A Band of Bands

Frohna Shipbuilder

Otto Winter was born on November 17, 1884 in Frohna, Missouri.  He was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church and later confirmed there in 1898.  He was the son of August and Maria (Mangelsdorf) Winter.  He was also a brother of a character in another past post on this blog.  His brother was Emanuel Winter whose … More Frohna Shipbuilder

Selfsame Seibels

Martin Seible married Clara Arbeiter on May 1, 1921 at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois.  Otto Seibel married Bertha Ziegler on May 20, 1922 in Murphysboro, Illinois.  What makes these two marriages special is the fact that Martin and Otto Seibel were identical twins. Martin and Otto were born on November 3, 1897 in … More Selfsame Seibels