Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land

The birthday boy for today somehow got the nickname, Moses.  I found evidence for that nickname on both Ancestry and in our German Family Tree.  His given name was Emanuel Gustav Newberry, and he was born on May 21, 1882.  Emanuel was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Christina (Metzner) Newberry. Emanuel was baptized at … More Moses: Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land

Herman and His Ladies

Herman Stemmermann and Anna Maria Heidt were married on this day in 1878.  Today would have been their 142nd wedding anniversary.  Before we discuss this marriage, let’s take a look at the early history of these two characters. Herman Stemmermann was born on December 7, 1854 in Germany.  According to a future census, Herman came … More Herman and His Ladies

Hometown Preacher

Yesterday, I wrote about a native from East Perry County who went off to school to learn a profession only to return back to his home to serve that community.  I have a similar story today.  This time it is not a doctor, but a preacher.  This story has its differences.  One big one is … More Hometown Preacher

Angel Becomes Mangels

We are going to be celebrating a special wedding anniversary today.  On March 3, 1870, Johann Peter Mangels married Engel Mahnken at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  That makes today their 150th wedding anniversary.  Their church marriage record is shown below.  It is just the 2nd marriage in the Salem church records on this … More Angel Becomes Mangels