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

Molly and Manuel

Amalia Schroeder is today’s birthday girl.  As I looked into this family, sometimes her family’s surname was spelled Schroeter.  Also, many times, Amalia is called Molly.  She was born on November 3, 1887 and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, so today would have been her 130th birthday. Molly was the daughter of Friedrich … More Molly and Manuel