Pretty Poppitz

The word schön in German means “beautiful”. The “Americanized” spelling used to eliminate the umlaut is schoen. Stories about people with the surname, Schoen, have shown up on this blog before. Today you will read a story about a Schoen who married a Poppitz, thus making her a Pretty Poppitz. Here is a photo of … More Pretty Poppitz

Nebraska Art

One hundred twenty-five years ago, the 13th child in the household of Henry and Katherine (Baum) Schuessler was born in Frohna, Missouri. That boy’s name was Arthur Moritz Schuessler. He was born on August 17, 1895 and baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Below is his baptism record. Arthur shows up in the 1900 … More Nebraska Art

Martha and Arthur

I do not have much time today, so this may be a short post.  I admit that it is intended to give you a sneak peek at the topic of tomorrow’s post, which will be the product of another new guest blogger. Martha Marie Stemmermann was born on October 20, 1884 in the Salem Township … More Martha and Arthur

Cheyenne Schubarths

Friedrich Christian Schubarth arrived in America not long after the Gesellschaft arrived on the scene.  We see him on a passenger list in New York aboard a ship named Perry arriving on September 2, 1840. His occupation is listed as a butcher.  Sometime before 1850, he married Johanne Rosine Schuricht.  Rosine was a daughter of … More Cheyenne Schubarths