A birthday will lead us to a family story that is full of sickness. It will give me an opportunity to discuss a particular disease that once caused much death in America….tuberculosis (TB). January 16, 1885 was the birthday of Elizabeth Boxdorfer. She was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Rauh) Boxdorfer. She was baptized … More Devastated by Disease
The first thing that attracted me to today’s story was a name. The name was Emma Eva End. Add to that the fact that Emma married an Emil, and you have a lot of E’s. Emma and Emil were married on June 29, 1890. Their story, as it turns out, has many interesting details. Emma … More No Longer an End
Yesterday’s blog post pointed out that Gerhardt Thurm had two wives….Johanna Kutscher and Anna Jungclaus. Well, Johanna had a sister named Emma, and Anna had a brother named Johann, and those two were married on May 14th in 1894. They were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. Here is an image of their marriage … More The Jungclauses – They Died Young
In ancient Rome, there was a goddess named Felicitas. She was the goddess of happiness, abundance, and good luck. A coin once had an image of Felicitas shown on it. Felicitas is shown holding what is called a caduceus, a symbol often used to represent medicine, and a cornucopia, a symbol for abundance or plenty. … More Felicitas?
Today would have been the 115th birthday of Nora Schmidt who was born on October 9, 1901. Unfortunately, Nora lived only a short 24 years. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. For a while, this disease was called White Death. Nora was the daughter of Martin Wilhelm and Elisabeth (Roth) Schmidt. This Schmidt family had seven … More Cause of Death – Pulmonary Tuberculosis