Jacob and Caroline – The Mecker-Weinrich Couple

Jacob Henry Mecker was born on October 29, 1862, making today his 160th birthday. Jacob was the son of another Jacob Mecker. I have this photo of the senior Jacob Mecker. Jacob’s mother was Nettie (Arnold) Mecker. According to information found in the Friedenberg Remembrances book, these parents were married in New Orleans, Louisiana. An … More Jacob and Caroline – The Mecker-Weinrich Couple

Longtown Hoehn’s

You will be reading in this post about a wedding that took place 126 years ago. This year is the 125th anniversary year of Zion Lutheran Church in Longtown. The family of the bride was especially involved in the establishment of that congregation. However, the marriage is not recorded in that church’s books because it … More Longtown Hoehn’s

Michael’s Horn

Today’s post was inspired by a marriage. Today’s date marks the day on which a wedding took place back towards the end of the 19th century. Since I mentioned someone named Michael in the title of this post, I will begin with him. John Michael Fassold was born on January 30, 1859, the son of … More Michael’s Horn

Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

The three names in the title of today’s post are included in ones that I refer to as “Friedenberg Names”. Two of these names appeared in the title of another post recently titled, Rauh-Bergmann-Thorp-Fassold. The story you are about to read begins with the birth of a Bergmann baby. Margareta Barbara Bergmann was born on … More Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

Teacher Griebel

Today’s main character was born in California. It’s not often that I write the story of a person born in California. Of course, it is somewhat more believable when I tell you that he was born in California, Missouri. That town is located not far from Jefferson City as is shown in the map below. … More Teacher Griebel