A Kuntze Chronicle

Wilhelm Carl August Kuntze was born on August 9, 1883 in Altenburg, Missouri, making him today’s birthday boy.  He is called August on some documents and Charles on others.  I will use Charles.  His parents were Wilhelm and Susanna (Grosse) Kuntze.  His father was married previously, so Charles had some siblings and half-siblings.  Charles was … More A Kuntze Chronicle

Shoemaker to Carpenter

Herman Benjamin Kuntze is today’s birthday boy.  He was born on July 30, 1885.  Herman’s parents were Wilhelm and Susanna (Grosse) Kuntze.  His father was a shoemaker in Altenburg who had come to America around 1870 with his first wife, Wilhelmina, who died in April of 1877.  Wilhelm remarried later that same year in October … More Shoemaker to Carpenter

My Quast Quest

I have spent way too much time researching today’s story.  And after all is said and done, I still have questions. Johann Martin Quest was one of the original immigrants.  He came to America aboard the Johann Georg and up the Mississippi River aboard the Clyde.  Here we see him listed on the Johann Georg … More My Quast Quest

Grebing/Göthe

Today, July 9, would be the 173rd anniversary of Hartmann and Justine (Göthe) Grebing. According to Grebing family history accounts, Hartmann came to America in 1837, arriving in New York.  People in the Grebing family talk about him coming aboard the Grand Turk, but I was unable to find his name on a passenger list … More Grebing/Göthe