It’s Pronounced Tice – Rhymes with Mice

Paul Joseph Ehregott Theiss (pronouced Tice) was born on October 27, 1882.  Paul was the son of Henry and Ernestine (Mueller) Theiss.  This Theiss family lived near Wittenberg right along the Mississippi River.  They owned property both on the hill near the river as well as some land in the bottoms. Here is a present-day … More It’s Pronounced Tice – Rhymes with Mice

Louisiana Lillie

Lillie Hopper.  I confess.  That name makes me think of a frog.  I also confess.  That name does not sound like an East Perry County name.  Even if you look at her middle names, I don’t think it would give you any more hints that Lillie was from our area.  She was Lillie Francisca Georgiana … More Louisiana Lillie

Mueller and the Mail

April nineteenth was the birthday of Albert Mueller. He was one of the many sons of Anton Mueller.  Another post told the story of one of these sons who served in the military titled, One of Anton’s Army.  Being born in 1891, Albert had the distinction of being the oldest of Anton’s children.  As was … More Mueller and the Mail

A Whole Lottes Jobs

March 11, 1874 was the birthday of Johann Eberhardt Lottes.  His parents were Gabriel and Ann (Doernhoefer) Lottes of Altenburg.  Here is the baptism record for John in the Trinity, Altenburg church books.  He was Gabriel’s firstborn child. It was not long before Gabriel would left alone with this young child.  Ann died in 1874, … More A Whole Lottes Jobs

Really Woeful Biehles

Johanne Fredericke Biehle was born on this day in Germany in 1802.  She and her husband, Friedrich came with the Gesellschaft aboard the Republik in 1839 along with six children.  Then the Biehle family experienced plenty of tragedy.  Johanne was pregnant when she boarded the ship in Bremehaven.  She attempted to give birth on March … More Really Woeful Biehles