Carl from Millstadt

I will begin today with a family photo that has shown up on this blog in several earlier posts.  It shows the Traugott Kaempfe family. Let me quickly summarize the history of this Kaempfe family and its connection to the Gesellschaft.  Johann Samuel Gottfried Kaempfe came to America aboard the Johann Georg in 1839.  Below … More Carl from Millstadt

The Ida Kennard Saga

Ida Magwitz was born on June 22, 1898 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  This is an image of her baptism record. Ida was the daughter of Martin and Anna (Stelling) Magwitz.  This Magwitz family must have moved to the Farrar area not long after this baptism.  We find them in the Salem … More The Ida Kennard Saga

New York City‽‽‽

Fred Eggers is the author of today’s story.  Fred has published several posts on our blog, and they are always well-received.  Today’s story comes while we are in the midst of a baseball season.  East Perry County is an area which is part of a larger region sometimes referred to as Cardinal Nation.  With the … More New York City‽‽‽

The Maisel Quads

On this day in 1912, four babies were buried in the Point Rest Cemetery in Perry County, Missouri.  These four babies were born prematurely one day earlier on January 21, 1912.  As far as I can tell, this is the only set of quadruplets that are recorded in any of the church record books from … More The Maisel Quads

Gross Grocery

We have a birthday girl today.  Her name was Lydia Dreyer, and she was born on November 29, 1896.  She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Her parents were Heinrich and Emma (Hesse) Dreyer.  Emma Hesse was one of the members of the Hesse family that was discussed in a recent post written … More Gross Grocery

Trek to the Territory

We will start with the birthday of Maria Holschen on The Ridge just north of Altenburg today, but that is not anywhere close to where this story ends.  Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Franziske (Stadelmann) Holschen.  She was born on August 18, 1875, and she was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  … More Trek to the Territory