I discovered that, among the 1700+ posts that have been published on this blog, a title has shown up a few other times. There are already two other posts titled, Martin and Martha, and another one titled, Martha and Martin. So, when I found another husband and wife who were named Martin and Martha today, … More Another Martin and Martha
Today’s story highlights a special birthday to celebrate. Maria Augusta Koenig would have been 150 years old if she was still alive today. She was born on July 25, 1871, the daughter of Zacharias and Mariana (Ackermann) Koenig. Maria’s baptism record is found in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. That record is … More Maria Enters New Jerusalem
The surnames in today’s tale began in East Perry County, but that’s not where they are found later. Both surnames made their way to northern Cape Girardeau County. Then the couple I will discuss today ended up in several other locations. The two surnames were Petzoldt and Gaebler. I will begin by looking at today’s … More Selma and Her Family’s Farmhand
If all goes as planned, this post and the next one will both be about Emilie Petzoldt. However, I must tell you that there will not be two stories about the same person. There were two women named Emilie Petzoldt. Before I move on, let me say that today’s Emilie Petzoldt is not really the … More The First Emilie Petzoldt
A few days ago, in a post titled, Ed and Julie Koenig, it was pointed out that a passenger list included the surnames Koenig, Koch, and Haertling, and several folks with those surnames ended up forming a “neighborhood” of farms in the Shawnee Township. That neighborhood remained intact over at least 3 census records…30 years. Today, … More Lena Starzinger Joins the Neighborhood
Like yesterday, today you will read a story about a birthday girl who was called “Lena”. Caroline “Lena” Josephine Engelhart was born on March 19, 1879. Before I move on, let me discuss the spelling of this surname. I have seen it spelled either Engelhardt or Engelhart, with the “d” or without. Most go without … More An Engelhart-Kasten Couple
Diedrich Hadeler brought his family to America in 1868, and his descendants are still quite numerous in East Perry County to this day. The spelling of this surname has gone through a few changes over the years since that family arrived. First, let’s look at Diedrich’s baptism record from Lamstedt, Germany. He was born on … More Hadeler, Hadler, or Hatler?
Herman Leimer has just one record in our German Family Tree. That record indicates that he came to Perry County from Prairie City, Missouri to get married in 1881. Below is an image of Herman’s entry in our GFT. There are 7 pages of Leimer’s in our German Family Tree, but the above entry is … More Likely Leimer Link?
I mention Gerard Fiehler quite often in my blog posts. He is such an important asset for our museum and assists me so much when I am researching for these posts. Today, you will read the story of one set of his great grandparents. We might describe them as the Schilling great grandparents. Also, from … More Gerard’s Great Grandparents
Elmer Putz would have been celebrating his 125th birthday today. He was born on January 20, 1896, the son of Henry and Christiane (Ruehling) Putz. Elmer was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri. We have transcriptions of the records from that congregation, but I cannot display actual church records. Below is the … More Elmer and Ada Putz