Mama Kieninger

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

It’s Pronounced Tice – Rhymes with Mice

Paul Joseph Ehregott Theiss (pronouced Tice) was born on October 27, 1882.  Paul was the son of Henry and Ernestine (Mueller) Theiss.  This Theiss family lived near Wittenberg right along the Mississippi River.  They owned property both on the hill near the river as well as some land in the bottoms. Here is a present-day … More It’s Pronounced Tice – Rhymes with Mice

First Burial

I wrote yesterday that I do not often use an early death as the starting point for a blog post.  Now I am about to write my second post in a row that starts that way.  What attracted me to an early death today is the likelihood that this death led to the first burial … More First Burial

Carl and Emma

Emma Lorenz is today’s birthday girl.  Because she was born on May 14, 1882, she would have been 137 years old today.  She was the daughter of John and Carolina (Mueller) Lorenz.  Her family descends from the Lorenz family that settled around Altenburg.  There is a whole different Lorenz family that settled in Farrar.  Emma … More Carl and Emma