Wittenberg Characters

I have the privilege today to write the real story of a couple of individuals that are main characters in my two books, Wittenberg ’03: Coming of a Church and Wittenberg ’04: Coming of a Railroad. These two are Laura Gemeinhardt and Teacher Richard Kalbfleisch. The story of this couple is one that inspired me … More Wittenberg Characters

Heise Hopping

Yesterday, I told a story in which much of the information was found in the Arnsberg binder. Today, our story begins with a girl whose surname was Arensburg, which was sometimes spelled Arnsburg. Today’s birthday girl ends up marrying a Heise, and we are going to discover that the Heise name hops back and forth … More Heise Hopping

Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Maria Wilhelmine Schilling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 5, 1863, making today her 158th birthday. Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Theresia (Schuessler) Schilling. She was probably baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, although there is no record included in that congregation’s books. An older sibling, as well as … More Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Wittenberg Winter

If I have it figured correctly, Teacher J.F.F. Winter, was the first person in the Winter family I will discuss today to arrive in Perry County. Teacher Winter is famous for being the first teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, and he never married, so there were no Winter descendants coming from him. However, … More Wittenberg Winter

Three Brothers – Same Birthday – Not Triplets

Today’s main character was mentioned in a previous blog that was written about his brothers titled, Two of a Kind….Later a Full House. Those brothers were a set of twins born on September 17th. What was not said in that post was that this set of twins had an older brother who was also born on … More Three Brothers – Same Birthday – Not Triplets

More Potter Mueller’s – Oscar and Mamie

Maria Sophia Heise is today’s birthday girl. She would have been 132 years old if she was alive today. Marie would eventually take on the nickname, Mamie. She was born on September 9, 1889, the daughter of Andrew and Louise (Schamburg) Heise. Mamie was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Her baptism record is … More More Potter Mueller’s – Oscar and Mamie