What the Fiedler-Mahnken Couple Had in Common

Maria Margaretha Mahnken was born on August 9, 1882.  She was actually a third-generation Maria Margaretha Mahnken.  Her grandmother, Maria Margaretha Miesner, had married Peter Mahnken, so she became a Maria Magdalena Mahnken.  That couple had a daughter by the name of Maria Margaretha Mahnken.  Then we get to today’s Maria Margaretha Mahnken, who has … More What the Fiedler-Mahnken Couple Had in Common

Rudy and Rosie

Rudolph Andreas Petzoldt was born on June 25, 1896, so he would have been celebrating his 124th birthday if he was still alive today.  Rudolph was the last child born to Charles and Theresia (Leimer) Petzoldt.  He was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Missouri.  Below is his baptism record. When Rudolph was just … More Rudy and Rosie

Conrad’s Kössl

Doing family history research often causes a person to scratch the head.  I think I lost some of the few hairs I have left over a few issues in today’s story.  One issue has to do with a date.  The other is a spelling question.  All you have to do is look at the strange … More Conrad’s Kössl

A Meyr Multitude

The entry for Gustav Adolph Meyr takes up six pages in our German Family Tree.  If you find a relative of yours on one of those six pages, you are a descendant.  I figure there must be plenty of such descendants from Gustav out there.  I hope some of them will be reading this story.  … More A Meyr Multitude

Shawneetown Scholl

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have mis-typed the word “school” over the years and ended up with “scholl”.  However, that is not what happened when I wrote the title to this post.  It really is spelled Scholl, and it a rather well-known surname in these here parts.  I hear … More Shawneetown Scholl