I will give you a heads up on today’s tale. Not much time will be spent in Perry County. I will begin the story by looking at a couple that was part of the New York Group that arrived in Perry County in the spring of 1839. Many of the members of the New York … More Heid That Lazy Stitch
A Christmas song asks the question, Mary, Did You Know? I have to ask the following similar questions of Mary Bretscher. Mary, did you know whether you were born on December 31st or January 1st? Mary, did you know whether you were born in 1844 or 1845? I have to ask these questions because we … More Mary, Did You Know….Your Birthday?
I will go all the way back to the arrival of the ships that were part of the Gesellschaft back in 1839 and follow a family branch until we find a mail carrier in Benton, Missouri. The family was named Tirmenstein, and I have done several stories about individuals in that family before. Here is … More Benjamin Franklin, Son of Thomas Jefferson
Elda Hemmann is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 17, 1890, the daughter of Benjamin and Emma (Sachman) Hemmann. For many years, her father was a teacher in East Perry County. He taught at the Lutheran school in Wittenberg from 1892-1902. Then from 1903-1925, he was the teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in … More Eldest Girl Elda
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?