Gottfried’s Travels and Trials

Ernst Gottfried Weber would be celebrating his 150th birthday today because he was born on October 11, 1869.  As it turns out, Gottfried had quite the trip through life, spending time in several locations and experiencing some difficulties in the process. Gottfried (sometimes called Fred) was the son of Herman and Pauline (Braeutigam-Schroeder) Weber.  Gottfried’s … More Gottfried’s Travels and Trials

Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back

Joseph Darnstaedt was born on 6/6/66…June 6, 1866.  It is his story that I will attempt to tell today.  Joseph was the son of Johann and Christiane (Mueller) Darnstaedt.  Johann and Christiane’s story was told in the post, Seelitz Sweethearts.  Joseph was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. We find Joseph in the 1870 … More Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back

Hardware, Ice Cream, Mail, Merchandise, Food, Music, Beer

A marriage record shows up for April 12, 1896, and it began my search today.  Below is the marriage license. The bride and groom for this wedding were Caroline Horn and Adolph Weber.  The pastor was Rev. J. Stumpf.  The minister’s name had me stumped (or is that “stumpfed”) for a little while.  I eventually … More Hardware, Ice Cream, Mail, Merchandise, Food, Music, Beer

Adopted on The Ridge

Another common East Perry County name is Weber.  And like several other common names, such as Schmidt or Mueller, there are several clans of Weber’s.  Today’s story comes from the group of Weber’s that are called “The Ridge Weber’s”. I guess you could argue that the marriage record from Ossig, Germany shown below marks the … More Adopted on The Ridge