The Opposite of No-L

Once again, we have a special birthday to celebrate today. Amalie Lilly Brandes was born on December 15, 1897, making today her 125th birthday. Lilly, sometimes called Lillian, was the daughter of Benjamin and Katharina (Schumacher) Brandes. Lilly was the 2nd of 9 children born into this Brandes family. She was baptized at Grace Lutheran … More The Opposite of No-L

Another Emma Thomas

I chose today’s story for a different reason than most posts that I write. I rarely find a story based on a baptism date. However, the girl I will highlight in this post got my attention anyway. First of all, she had the same name as another woman in a post I wrote recently titled, … More Another Emma Thomas

Joseph and Emma – A Few More Bock’s in Uniontown

Today is the birthday of Joseph Bock. Like several other Bock babies that have appeared in this blog, Joseph was born and baptized in Uniontown. Joseph was born on November 18, 1843, the son of Michael and Christiane (Hemmann) Bock. Joseph’s mother was the 2nd child of J.G. Hemmann, who has been mentioned in quite … More Joseph and Emma – A Few More Bock’s in Uniontown

Weber – Hecht- Winter

Wilhelmine Weber will be the focus of today’s tale. During her lifetime, she was married twice. The first marriage took place on today’s date. Wilhelmine Weber was born on July 25, 1835 in Ossig, Germany. Wilhelmine was the daughter of Gottfried and Christiane (Seidel) Weber. Her baptism record from the parish in Ossig is displayed … More Weber – Hecht- Winter

From Old Appleton to San Francisco – With Stops in Kansas and Idaho

A marriage at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown is the starting point for today’s tale. You will be reading about a couple and their family who made their way west across our country during their lives. Their stops along the way happen to be places where other Perry County natives migrated. The story doesn’t end … More From Old Appleton to San Francisco – With Stops in Kansas and Idaho