1909 – Not a Good Year for the Schuessler’s

I am going to revisit a story told several years ago. In that previous post, A Perry County Suburb in Oklahoma, the highlighted character was Walter Schuessler, who spent much of his life in Alva, Oklahoma. Today, I will delve further into the stories of Walter’s parents. For them, they had very short stories. I will … More 1909 – Not a Good Year for the Schuessler’s

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

Rev. Professor Schmidt

Today’s tale does not spend much time in Perry County, Missouri, but it has its beginning here. You will be viewing only one church record and two census records for the main character in today’s story that come from Missouri. This tale gives me the opportunity to discuss two themes that come out of the … More Rev. Professor Schmidt

An Engert/Seibel Duo

Our story today begins with the birthday of Maria Catherine Seibel, who was born on November 9, 1841. She was the daughter of Johann and Elizabeth (Theiss) Seibel and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church. Maria’s father was part of the New York Group that arrived in Perry County at about the same time as the … More An Engert/Seibel Duo