I am writing this story on Good Friday. It will be a story that has some similarities to the events that took place on the original Good Friday, but also some distinct differences. This story has an only son. Also, because of a death, a woman becomes a grieving mother. Yet, the surrounding details in … More Married for 11 Months – Widowed for 69 Years
One of the fascinating early photos that we have is the one shown below of Emma Marie Palisch. Emma would go on to marry Friedrich Albert Fischer and have 9 children. The first girl born into this family was another Emma. Since the only older child in this Fischer family died about two months before … More A Branch of the Palisch-Fischer Tree
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