Today’s story really sent me on several different paths with quite unusual results. A woman in a position occupied mostly by men. Some interesting baptismal sponsors. A mistake made in transcribing a church record. Deaths and an immigration with significant timing. A return to Altenburg. This post will be full of records that are part … More A Woman on the Building Committee?
Today, June 10th, is Christiane Friedericke (Reiz) Buenger’s birthday. I usually refer to her as Mama Buenger, and she is a main character in my book, “Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod”. She was born in 1788 so she would have been 228 years old today. She was married to Jakob Friedrich Buenger in Germany … More Happy Birthday, Mama Buenger
It is difficult to find historical events that took place on February 29th. So today, I am going to relate an event that took place on February 28 and go from there. Wilhelm Boehme had brought his family, including a wife and four children, to America in the immigration of 1838-1839. They traveled across the … More Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death