Angels’ Children

The Christmas season is the time of year when we hear of angels most often. That’s one of the reasons that I could not resist today’s story. You will read about a couple in which both the bride and groom were the children of angels. Of course, you must understand that in German, the word … More Angels’ Children

From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

Today’s post is a collaborative effort of Fred and Cal Eggers, two brothers who have both previously contributed posts for our blog. I know I am extremely grateful, not only for giving me a day off from writing a post myself, but also for the quality of research that is always exhibited when either of … More From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

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