A Pair of Singles

Lutje and Anna Grother and three of their children arrived in St. Louis, Missouri shortly before the Gesellschaft did.  They sailed to America aboard the Sophie which arrived in New Orleans in November of 1838, about two months before the ships carrying the Gesellschaft members.  We find them on this passenger list.  Included on this … More A Pair of Singles

Reducing Friction

Today, we will be telling a story about some folks that became part of the Gesellschaft for just a short time.  One of them ended up as the founder of a multinational company which still exists today.  That company is the Timken Company, a business that manufactures and sells bearings around the world. Jacob Timken, … More Reducing Friction