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
Arthur Friedrich Pott was born on November 18, 1886 in St. Louis. He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Roth) Pott. His father was a Lutheran school teacher in St. Louis when he was born. If he was called Art Pott, then you could say he would be another person who could claim to … More Pott Heads
Esther Kieninger would have been 134 years old today. She was born as Esther Mueller on November 8, 1885. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mathilda (Buenger) Mueller and her baptism record can be found in the church books of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. However, she may have been baptized in the church/school … More Mama Kieninger
Maria Magdalene Seibel was born on November 3, 1834. What makes her birth somewhat unusual for characters that show up on this blog is that she was born in New York City. Not only that, but I was able to locate the baptism record for Magdalene. She was baptized at East 68th St. Church which … More Born in New York City
I can describe George Loebs in two different ways. First, he could be called the husband of my 2nd great aunt (great great aunt). Secondly, he could also be called the father-in-law of my paternal grandmother. A few other posts have already been written about George Loebs. So Close, Yet So Far The Loebs-Schmidt Connection … More Three Generations of George Loebs
One of the regular visitors from out of town that we have at our museum is a man that we call Junior Doering. He has acquired that name because he and his father had the same name, Walter Doering. Today, I will write the story of William Doering whose father was named William Doering. So, … More Another Junior Doering?
When I was a boy growing up in St. Louis, I drank quite a bit of Pevely milk. If my memory serves me, the milk we drank out of the small milk cartons at school were from Pevely Dairy. I was unable to find a photo of one of the Pevely milk cartons from my … More Pevely Dairyman’s Six E’s
I will look at a character today whose life is not very well documented. He disappears from the records after the 1870 census when he was just 11 years old. Yet despite that fact, he managed to become the main character of a book that has been written. There are so many questions raised when … More Where Did You Go, Joe?
Before I tell today’s story, I want to point out that the facts I found while researching it may lead me to do some more research to solve a mystery. This post will mention the surnames of Blanken and Pfau as well as the locations of Perry County and Wentzville, Missouri. Those two surnames previously … More Emma – John’s Boss
Almost two years ago, I wrote a post for this blog titled, Roemer Reverend Roommates. That post highlighted a Roemer family that had four girls who all managed to find Lutheran pastors as their husbands. The couple I will focus on today was mentioned in that story, but today, I will attempt to add more … More Rev. Gustav and Agnes Wangerin