Adolph Robert Rudert was born on June 19, 1880, so if he was still farming in Shawnee Township, and his wife could still bake a cake for him, he would have to blow our 141 birthday candles today. Adolph was the son of a pair of parents named Ernst and Ernestine. Ernestine’s maiden name was … More Trinity, Shawneetown Originals
A few days ago, in a post titled, Ed and Julie Koenig, it was pointed out that a passenger list included the surnames Koenig, Koch, and Haertling, and several folks with those surnames ended up forming a “neighborhood” of farms in the Shawnee Township. That neighborhood remained intact over at least 3 census records…30 years. Today, … More Lena Starzinger Joins the Neighborhood
William Vogel would be celebrating a very special birthday if he was still alive today. Since he was born on December 5, 1845, he would need 175 candles for his birthday cake. In the German language the word, vogel means bird. William was the son of August and Katherine (Doering) Vogel and baptized at Concordia … More Bill Bird’s Bountiful Babies
We will begin today with a girl who was born on this day back in 1853. Her name was Ernestine Magdalena Doering. She went by the name Magdalena, so that is what I will use in this post. Magdalena was born on October 30, 1853, the daughter of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. She was … More Meyr or Meyer?
The entry for Gustav Adolph Meyr takes up six pages in our German Family Tree. If you find a relative of yours on one of those six pages, you are a descendant. I figure there must be plenty of such descendants from Gustav out there. I hope some of them will be reading this story. … More A Meyr Multitude
DISCLAIMER: Before I begin today’s post, I must make a disclaimer. Today’s story is a farce. I will make no efforts to try to make you believe what I claim because it is pure fantasy that has but one purpose: to possibly make you laugh. This post might even qualify to be on other purely … More X Marks the Lutheran Spot
Today’s title is intended to mislead you. To understand why, you must once again understand some more East Perry County pronunciation. Although the name Schade looks like it ought to be a one syllable word that sounds like shades, it is not. This name is pronounced with two syllables and is called Shaw-dee. However, today’s … More Cool Schades