Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Maria Wilhelmine Schilling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 5, 1863, making today her 158th birthday. Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Theresia (Schuessler) Schilling. She was probably baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, although there is no record included in that congregation’s books. An older sibling, as well as … More Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Gustav Weinhold Rocks

On several previous occasions, I have referred to the two Weinhold clans from Perry County as the “Miller” Weinhold’s and the “Dirt” Weinhold’s”. The “Dirt” Weinhold’s were given that name because they were primarily farmers. Today, I will tell the story of a Dirt Weinhold, but this one looks like he didn’t just work in … More Gustav Weinhold Rocks

Martin and Margaret

One hundred fifty-two years ago, Johann Martin Stelling was the firstborn child of Johann and Anna (Popp) Stelling. This child would go by the name of Martin throughout his life. Before I move on to tell Martin’s story, I feel the need to discuss the name of Anna Popp. Just a few days ago, I … More Martin and Margaret