Copernicus Couple

Two teenagers made the voyage as part of the Gesellschaft aboard the Copernicus in 1838.  If the teenagers back then were at all like teenagers nowadays, they would have likely found opportunities to hang around each other while on the voyage.  If they didn’t know one another before they got on the ship, the may … More Copernicus Couple

Martin and His Girls

We have another 150th birthday to celebrate today.  Jacob Martin Darnstaedt was born on December 8, 1869, the son of Johann and Christiane (Mueller) Darnstaedt.  The story of Martin’s parents was told in the post, Seelitz Sweethearts.  Martin was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is his baptism record. Martin can be found … More Martin and His Girls

Kuehnert & Schmidt

If my cousin, Myrtle Kuehnert, could see the title of this post, it would certainly pique her interest.  However, she is not likely to have anything to do with a computer or the internet, so the likelihood of her seeing it is rather slim.  I know that Cousin Myrtle is moving past her 9th decade … More Kuehnert & Schmidt

Seelitz Sweethearts

A baby was born on this day in the Seelitz community in 1860.  This baby’s birth will enable me to tell the tale of several very interesting couples that managed to find each other during the early days of East Perry County history.  First of all, some of the details of this story have already … More Seelitz Sweethearts