Another Namesake of “The Face” Petzoldt

Friedrich Florian Petzoldt is a character that folks around here call “The Face”. This is done because of his notorious gravestone found in the cemetery at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. “The Face” had a grandson named after him, Friedrich Florian Petzoldt, whose story was told in the post, Grandson of “The Face”. Today, you will … More Another Namesake of “The Face” Petzoldt

‘Bold and ‘Zoldt – A Valentine Man and His Mate

The birthday boy for today, Valentine’s Day, is Johann Gottlieb Albert Rabold. This boy would go by the name of Gottlieb. Google Translate says gottlieb means “dear”. I’d say that is an appropriate name to discuss on Valentine’s Day. Gottlieb was born on February 14, 1858, the firstborn child of Julius and Wilhelmine (Palisch) Rabold. … More ‘Bold and ‘Zoldt – A Valentine Man and His Mate

Art and Dixie

I admit that today’s story is one that is difficult to tell. I almost chose not to write it. It starts with the birth of a boy who was born just one day after the birth of yesterday’s birthday girl, Lydia Lungwitz. Arthur Edwin Rabold was born on August 2, 1882, the son of Gottlieb … More Art and Dixie