‘Bold and ‘Zoldt – A Valentine Man and His Mate

The birthday boy for today, Valentine’s Day, is Johann Gottlieb Albert Rabold. This boy would go by the name of Gottlieb. Google Translate says gottlieb means “dear”. I’d say that is an appropriate name to discuss on Valentine’s Day. Gottlieb was born on February 14, 1858, the firstborn child of Julius and Wilhelmine (Palisch) Rabold. … More ‘Bold and ‘Zoldt – A Valentine Man and His Mate

Martin and Grace

Way back in 2017, I wrote the story of Martin and Angelina Palisch. That post was titled, Enjoying a Red┬áSeal. Martin and Angelina were each born in Perry County, Missouri, but eventually migrated across the river to spend much of their lives in Jackson County, Illinois. They ended up in Murphysboro, where Martin worked for … More Martin and Grace

Gustav and Frieda

I am going to write a story about Gustav Wagner today. This is not the first time that I have written about a man named Gustav Wagner. Today’s Gustav was the grandson of the man I have written about before. That Gustav Wagner had married Theresa Palisch, and those two ran what was once called … More Gustav and Frieda