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

Friedheim Oehl’s

Plenty of posts have been written on this blog about individuals who had the surname Oehlert (pronounced Ale-ert). I think only one previous story mentioned an Oehl (pronounced Ale), but you are about to read another one today. But before we get to an Oehl, though, let’s take a look at today’s birthday girl. She … More Friedheim Oehl’s

A Poehner Pair

Today’s tale has what could be described as several “missing pieces”. Actually, I think a better way to describe these missing pieces is that they are pieces that I was unable to find. I spend a few hours each day gathering the pieces to put together for a story. I use the term “drive-by genealogy” … More A Poehner Pair