Brothers and Sisters

The sweet little clothes in this photo came in as an accession this week along with a scan of the photograph. This is Ruth Ann Feiste Roth and Roy Feiste. Their parents were Emma [Schade] and Delmar Feiste. Ruth has recently shared an accession of family textiles and other items. They will make a wonderful … More Brothers and Sisters

The Frohna Schade’s

As I have studied East Perry County surnames, I have noticed that most folks with the surname, Schade, were found living in Altenburg and were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  However, there is a branch of the Schade family tree that resided near Frohna and were members of Concordia Lutheran Church.  I will tell the … More The Frohna Schade’s

Engert #21

Today’s birthday girl, Elizabeth Engert, led me on an interesting research trail today despite the fact that she only lived 44 years.  Her story leads to several interesting questions.  One has to do with her birth date.  Another has to do with the time of service of some pastors.  Another has to do with marriage … More Engert #21

Wise Man Schmidt

Although you do not find their names in the Bible, church tradition says that the names of the Wise Men were Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar.  Today, we tell the story of Balthasar.  Balthasar Schmidt, that is.  Today was date that Balthasar Schmidt married Friedericke Schade.  They were married on June 19, 1861 at Immanuel Lutheran … More Wise Man Schmidt

Joe’s Wives

The selection of this story began with me finding what would have been a 100th anniversary celebration today.  I thought that should be worthy fodder for a story right there.  However, when I looked into this situation, I discovered that it was the third marriage for Joseph Schuessler of Frohna.  Therefore, you are going to … More Joe’s Wives

Bruno’s Buggies

If Bruno and Hulda Schade [pronounced Shaw-dee] were still alive today, Bruno might be bringing his wife a cake that says, “Happy 135th Birthday” on it.  However, after reading today’s post, you might think that Bruno may also be saying to Hulda, “How about we get the old buggy out of the garage and go … More Bruno’s Buggies