Christian Gottlieb Augustin was one of the original immigrants who was part of the Gesellschaft in 1839. When he arrived in America, he was just 19 years old, and he came by himself. We see him on this passenger list from the ship, Olbers. Christian joined the immigrants who came to Perry County, and he … More An Original Cartwright
July 23, 1859 was the day a set of twins, one boy and one girl, were born in St. Louis, Missouri. The parents of this set of twins were both part of the 1839 German Lutheran immigration, so that is how their story makes this blog. Both of the parents came to America aboard the … More California is Calling
Today’s post was inspired by a question we received at our museum. The question was asked by Tom Hirsch, a friend of our museum who hails from the Tirmenstein family. He asked, “Which of the original immigrants was the youngest when the German Lutherans left their homeland in 1838?” Implied in this question is the … More Who Was the Youngest?
Today’s article is the result of starting out looking for information on one story and ending up telling a different story. It all started with the birthday of Friedrich Ferdinand Grosse on May 27, 1811. Ferdinand was one of the original immigrants whose family decided to stay in St. Louis and not move to Perry … More A Census Hall of Fame
Anna Dorothea Schuricht was born on this day (July 23) in 1859. Her parents, John and Anna Susanna (Tirmenstein) Schurict were living in St. Louis and members of Old Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1878, Dorothea married Johann Heinrich (John Henry) Thiess. Henry was a Lutheran pastor who had received some of his Lutheran traning in … More California, Here We Come