In the early years of the German Lutheran immigration, Rev. C.F.W. Walther married Emilie Buenger. We will discover another Emilie today that married a Walther, making her another Emilie Walther. If you follow this blog regularly, you are probably already aware of the fact that there were some famous Walther’s who were pastors in the … More Another Emilie Walther
Today, I am going to re-publish an old post and add some new information and some new photographs to it. Yesterday, our museum had a few visitors who happened to be descendants of the Harry mentioned in the title of this post who way back in 1885 was left in a basket out in the … More Harry Abandoned on the Prairie – Updated
Arthur Wilhelm Stueve was born on March 28, 1896. He was the son of Peter and Mary (Engert) Stueve. Right away when Arthur was born we find a somewhat unusual fact. Even though he was born in Jackson County, Illinois, he was brought across the river to be baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. … More Arthur Stueve – MP
Today’s plot is one that repeated itself often in the early part of the 20th century. A son in a large family decides that, in order to find employment and possibly land, he must move away. One of those places that several Perry County boys found was the area around Potter, Nebraska in Cheyenne County. … More Farrar Off to the Potter’s Field
The Herman Weber family has reunions at the old family place outside Frohna on a fairly regular basis. At one of those gatherings, the family had a booklet printed which related the history of this Weber family. Yesterday I wrote about Teacher Brockmann at Grace Lutheran School in Uniontown who was from West Point, Nebraska. … More As For Me and My House….
Two pastors, two Lutheran churches, three marriages, two Ernst Brockmanns, two Bachmanns, a Meyer, and a Meyr. Add to that mixture just one date, June 16, 1929, and you have the ingredients for a genealogist’s nightmare. I will do my best to explain this, but I cannot guarantee that you will get it the first … More A Lutheran Genealogist’s Nightmare