More Potter Mueller’s – Oscar and Mamie

Maria Sophia Heise is today’s birthday girl. She would have been 132 years old if she was alive today. Marie would eventually take on the nickname, Mamie. She was born on September 9, 1889, the daughter of Andrew and Louise (Schamburg) Heise. Mamie was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Her baptism record is … More More Potter Mueller’s – Oscar and Mamie

Drifting Darnstaedt

A while back, I wrote a story about a Darnstaedt who did some moving around during his lifetime. That post was titled, Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back. After you read today’s tale, you may come to the conclusion that Joseph Darnstaedt had nothing on his son, Ernst, when it came to moving around … More Drifting Darnstaedt

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