The Cornehlsen Chronicles: Part II

Today’s post is a continuation of yesterday’s post, The Cornehlsen Chronicles: Part I. Yesterday, you heard about Martha Holschen and her first marriage with Heinrich Stelling. Today, you will learn about her second marriage. However, the main focus will be on her son, Theodore Cornehlsen, who was the main inspiration for these two stories. Following … More The Cornehlsen Chronicles: Part II

Killer Mules

Back in September, I wrote a post titled, A Killer Mule. That story included a death certificate that included a mule in a man’s cause of death. You will get a story with a similar end today, only this time there was more than one mule. Johann Wahlers was born on October 24, 1856 in … More Killer Mules

Which of the Original Immigrants Was the Last to Die? Part 2

In the process of making additions to our German Family Tree, our dedicated researcher and creator of that document, Lynn Degenhardt, has come across some information which leads us to consider the question again, “Which of the original immigrants was the last to die?” When I arrived in Perry County after I retired several years … More Which of the Original Immigrants Was the Last to Die? Part 2