George’s Girls

George Bingenheimer was born on March 31, 1861, so today would have been his 159th birthday.  We do not have a baptism record for George, but there are a few documents that say he was born in Cape Girardeau County.  For what it’s worth, bingen means “bang” and heimer means “home” according to Google Translate. … More George’s Girls

Mama Wunderlich

Today, you are going to read the story of an amazing woman who gave birth to 13 children.  Yet she came short of outdoing her own mother, who had 15 children.  That mother may have to be a story for another day, but today we will tell the tale of Julia Kasten who is also … More Mama Wunderlich

George Gerhardt – From Blacksmith to Selling Refrigerators

Today’s post once again sent me off on some more tangential research (down some extra rabbit holes).  This time, I was off on a journey to learn the history of refrigeration and tractor trailers.  I had actually done some of this research a while back on refrigeration when I was writing my Wittenberg ’03 book.  … More George Gerhardt – From Blacksmith to Selling Refrigerators

G.G. and A.A. Seibel

I am calling Georg Gottlob Seibel today’s birthday boy, but there is a little confusion about his date of birth.  There are conflicting church records.  Based on Gottlob’s baptism record at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Missouri, he was born on February 28, 1865 and baptized on March 3rd.  Gottlob was the son of Jacob … More G.G. and A.A. Seibel

Winter Women

A few days ago, I referred to an earlier post titled, Surrounded by Good Lookin’ Women.  I know I can relate to the main character of that post, Joseph Weinhold, because I, too, am surrounded by good lookin’ women.  I would include my wife, my 3 daughters, and 5 granddaughters in that group surrounding me.  … More Winter Women