Lydia’s and Arthur’s in Potter, Nebraska

Back in 2020, I wrote a post titled, Nebraska Art. That told the story of Arthur Schuessler who had married Ottilie Steffens, and those two lived much of their lives near Potter, Nebraska. That couple will be tied to the pair highlighted in today’s story…the Schubarth’s. Also, two other posts have been written about some … More Lydia’s and Arthur’s in Potter, Nebraska

Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride

Theodore Immanuel Conrad Steffens was born on January 8, 1897, making today his 126th birthday. Theodore was the son of Henry and Martha (Hesse) Steffens. He was the last of 6 children in his family. Theodore was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. We can take a look at an image of his baptism … More Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride

A Slew of Schuessler and Steffens Surnames

Roland Julius Gottlob Schuessler is today’s birthday boy. If he was still alive, he would be celebrating one of those special birthdays. He would be 125 years old. Roland was born on November 28, 1897, the son of Ferdinand and Juliane (Rabold) Schuessler. Roland was the first of 2 children born into this Schuessler family, … More A Slew of Schuessler and Steffens Surnames

Hattie Katt

You have no doubt heard the term, kitty cat. Today’s birthday girl has a name that reminds me of that term. Hedwig Katt was born on November 7, 1847 in Lamstedt, Germany. Before I move on, let me say that many German girls with the name Hedwig take on the nickname, Hattie, and that is … More Hattie Katt

In Farrar for Keeps

You will be reading another one of those stories that tells of a couple who were each born, baptized, confirmed, married, raised a family, died, and were buried at the same congregation. It all begins with the birth of a boy on November 6, 1887 by the name of Ernst Rudolf Miesner. His parents were … More In Farrar for Keeps

Crosstown Couples

Today is the anniversary of a couple that was married in Farrar, but then became members of Zion Lutheran Church in Crosstown for most of their lives. The husband, after his first wife died, would marry again at the Crosstown church. I will begin with that husband and discuss his early life. Johann Berthold Steffens … More Crosstown Couples

Claus’s Wives – Two Thurm’s and a Koenig

One of the common first names for Germans from the Hanover area that settled in Perry County is Claus. Also, there are two churches in this area that had several men included in their membership with the name, Claus. Those two churches are Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg and Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. Today’s … More Claus’s Wives – Two Thurm’s and a Koenig