Go West, Young Eggers Man (and Woman)

Once again, today’s post was authored by Cal Eggers.  Hang on tight!  He’s going to take you all the way to the West Coast today.       ================================================= Today would be the 153rd birthday of Herman Jacob Eggers who was born September 12, 1866, in Brazeau Township, near Altenburg, Missouri. Although his first name … More Go West, Young Eggers Man (and Woman)

Fiehler/Wachter

We have a birthday girl today.  Her name was Martha Fiehler.  I will not waste any time telling you today that her husband was Ernst Wachter.  One of the nice things about today’s couple is the fact that both of these two characters are included in photos taken of their families including their siblings.  Let’s … More Fiehler/Wachter

Butch’s Mom and Dad

Lebrecht Schmidt and Magdalena Froebel were married on January 21, 1883, so today would have been their 136th wedding anniversary.  These two were married in Frohna, but eventually, several in their family ended up in Altenburg.  I will attempt to tell the story of that family today. Lebrecht Schmidt was born on August 12, 1857 … More Butch’s Mom and Dad

Double Double-U

Today I will share the story of W.W……..Wilhelm Wachter.  His story is not without its puzzles.  I hope I get it right.  I tell his story today because December 29th was the date of his second marriage in 1870.  But before I get to that, let me go back. Wilhelm came to America when he … More Double Double-U

Mr. Martin Militzer

In February of 1856, Johann Christian Militzer married Caroline Wachter at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  They were married when Rev. Christoph Loeber was the pastor at that church.  This is an image of their marriage record in the Concordia books. After they were married, this couple began having children.  Their firstborn was Emma Militzer, … More Mr. Martin Militzer