George Gerstacker – Bavarian Bottoms Farmer

Johann George Gerstacker was born on January 28, 1857, the son of Johann Friedrich and Margaretha (Mausner) Gerstacker. His baptism record was once found in the books of Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg, but that congregation’s records were destroyed in a fire. We can find the following information about George Gerstacker in a re-creation of … More George Gerstacker – Bavarian Bottoms Farmer

Perryville Butcher

Adam Knoll was born on December 18, 1871, making today his 149th birthday. Adam was the son of John Nicholas and Katherine (Herman) Knoll. This Knoll family’s records are found in the Peace Lutheran Church, Friedenberg book. You may recall that this congregation’s original church records were destroyed in a fire, and a good reconstruction … More Perryville Butcher

Oswald Carpentry

I will tell the tale of Louis Oswald today. Eventually, I will get around to a life event that happened on this day, but not right away. Louis was born on March 18, 1875, the son of Christian and Margaretha (Droege) Oswald. Louis was child #4 in a family of 7. He was baptized at … More Oswald Carpentry

Roth Reappearance

The story you will read today is one in which a man is born and raised in this area and later leaves and lives much of his life in Nebraska. He would come back to this area for a while, only to return to Nebraska, and then reappear around here to spend his last years … More Roth Reappearance