Meister Bauer’s Boy

Not long ago, the post titled, Meister Bauer, was published. In that story, it was pointed out that there was only one boy from the Meister family who lived to adulthood. That boy will be the highlighted character in today’s post. Rudolph Theodor Meister is today’s birthday boy. Rudi was born on August 29, 1893, … More Meister Bauer’s Boy

Meister Bauer

If you place the German words of today’s title into Google Translate, you will find the English translation to be “master farmer”.  A girl’s birthday led me to share the story of her and her husband, whose surname was Meister, a farmer from Frohna.  I will begin with the Meister. Emil Meister was born on … More Meister Bauer

Guetersloh-Rathjen

Before I begin today’s story,  I’d like to discuss pronunciation.  I have talked to several local folks about how to pronounce Guetersloh.  Although there is some difference of opinion, the pronunciation that gets the most support is Gitter-slaw.  In fact, the folks that use this pronunciation far outnumber any other pronunciation.  At least among the … More Guetersloh-Rathjen

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