Yesterday’s post focused on a portion of the passenger list of the Republik showing people from the German city of Cahla (Kahla). I will show that image again. It was mentioned yesterday that Mary Susanne Koeppel’s second husband was Johann Gottlieb Shau. He was also a widower when that marriage took place. His first wife … More GG Grandma’s Other Friends
I think today is the birthday of my great great grandmother, Maria (Saalfeld) Schmidt. Why would I just think it is her birthday? It is because there is just one record that I can find that indicates when she was born, and ironically, that is on her death record in the books of Trinity Lutheran … More Great Great Grandma Maria and Her Friends
Today’s story really sent me on several different paths with quite unusual results. A woman in a position occupied mostly by men. Some interesting baptismal sponsors. A mistake made in transcribing a church record. Deaths and an immigration with significant timing. A return to Altenburg. This post will be full of records that are part … More A Woman on the Building Committee?