Herman’s Schuessler Dad and Burkhardt Step-Mom

I chose this story today because, like yesterday, it contains another example of a Schuessler marrying a Burkhardt.  I found the story because one of the Schuessler sons was born on this day.  Herman Schuessler is today’s birthday boy.  He was born on September 7, 1862.  We will get back to him later.  First, let’s … More Herman’s Schuessler Dad and Burkhardt Step-Mom

Juliane’s Men

I will attempt to tell the story of Juliane Rabold today.  After all, today would have been her 152nd birthday.  As her life unfolded, she was always surrounded by almost entirely men and boys. Juliane was born on June 26, 1867 and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  I am once again away from … More Juliane’s Men

Carl from Millstadt

I will begin today with a family photo that has shown up on this blog in several earlier posts.  It shows the Traugott Kaempfe family. Let me quickly summarize the history of this Kaempfe family and its connection to the Gesellschaft.  Johann Samuel Gottfried Kaempfe came to America aboard the Johann Georg in 1839.  Below … More Carl from Millstadt

Otto, An Ahrens Boy

He may not have been an errands boy, but this Ahrens boy certainly was involved in several types of occupations during his lifetime.  And although his life began in Perry County, Missouri, he lived in a few other locations over the years.  I will tell his tale today. Otto Gottfried Heinrich Ahrens was born on … More Otto, An Ahrens Boy