A Disappearing Winter

f today’s tale was told in a previous post titled, Learning Latin from a Blacksmith’s Son. However that post highlighted a son of today’s couple. I am returning to this story to focus more on the parents. I even found another bride for the father. It seems like it is a daily occurrence that I … More A Disappearing Winter

Martin and Magdalena – Lohmann’s from Alva, OK

Maria Magdalena Brunkhorst was born on January 13, 1892, so today would be her 131st birthday. Magdalena was the daughter of Johann and Magdalene (Mahnken) Brunkhorst. She was the 3rd and last child in this Brunkhorst family. Magdalena was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. An image of her baptism record from that congregation’s … More Martin and Magdalena – Lohmann’s from Alva, OK

Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride

Theodore Immanuel Conrad Steffens was born on January 8, 1897, making today his 126th birthday. Theodore was the son of Henry and Martha (Hesse) Steffens. He was the last of 6 children in his family. Theodore was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. We can take a look at an image of his baptism … More Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride

Original Oswald’s

The surname, Oswald, takes up 7 pages in our German Family Tree. Today, you will read about the original couple to settle in Perry County with that surname. The patriarch of that Oswald clan happens to be today’s birthday boy. Christian Oswald was born December 19, 1832, so today would be his 190th birthday. He … More Original Oswald’s