Schroeder and Vogt

Heinrich Hans Vogt is said to have been born on January 26, 1846 in Germany.  Some documents also indicate that Henry came to America in 1872.  Henry settled in the Fountain Bluff Township in Jackson County, Illinois.  The time he arrived was not long before the official formation of Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois, … More Schroeder and Vogt

A Few of the Seemann Boys

One hundred forty-nine years ago, Theodore Ernst Seemann was born.  He was the son of Johann and Christiane (Grother) Seemann.  His mother was the sister of Johann Grother whose family has been included in several previous posts.  One was published recently titled, A Pair of Singles.  Today’s birthday boy was sometimes called Theodore, sometimes Ernst, … More A Few of the Seemann Boys

Gottfried’s Travels and Trials

Ernst Gottfried Weber would be celebrating his 150th birthday today because he was born on October 11, 1869.  As it turns out, Gottfried had quite the trip through life, spending time in several locations and experiencing some difficulties in the process. Gottfried (sometimes called Fred) was the son of Herman and Pauline (Braeutigam-Schroeder) Weber.  Gottfried’s … More Gottfried’s Travels and Trials

From the Hills of Perry County to the Fields of Tripoli

Today’s story centers around Ruben Engert who would have been 100 years old today.  He was born in Altenburg on November 5, 1917 and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Ruben’s parents were Theodore and Anna (Schroeder) Engert who lived in Friedland, or The Ridge.  Ruben’s mother, Anna, was the sister of the Molly Schroeder that … More From the Hills of Perry County to the Fields of Tripoli