Getting Used to Girls

I will be discussing a Miesner/Heins couple today.   To begin with, let me say that these two names can easily cause research issues.  There were Miesner’s and Heins’s who were found on both sides of the river, both here in Perry County, Missouri and across the river in Jackson County in Illinois.  Just this morning, … More Getting Used to Girls

Band of Brothers

Anna Marie (Mary) Mahnken is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on September 26, 1881 in Farrar, Missouri and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church.  This is her baptism record. Mary’s parents were John and Mary (Versemann) Mahnken. A little over a year later, a boy by the name of Johannes (John) Friedrich Theodore Bellmann was … More Band of Brothers

Farrar Transfer

Rosa Versemann would have been 116 years old today.  She was born in Farrar, Missouri on November 21, 1901 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church.  Rosa’s parents were Herman and Maria (Koenig) Versemann.  We have been provided this photo of Rosa when she was relatively young.  It is an example of a photo put on … More Farrar Transfer

JW

Today I will attempt to tell the tale of a family of Brunkhorsts who hailed from across the river in Jackson County, Illinois and were members of Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob for a while.  It is a story which involves several Johann Brunkhorsts, and I was confused for a short time.  I hope I … More JW