The record that initiated this post is not found in our German Family Tree…at least not yet. Edward Grosse married twice during his life, and neither one of his marriage records can be found in the GFT. You will discover that Edward’s first marriage took place on April 17th, and that is what attracted me … More Edward Grosse and His Bangert Brides
Charles William Best was born on January 3, 1855, so if he was still alive today, he would have to blow out 167 candles on his birthday cake. Charles was the son of William and Louisa (Lowes) Best. We do not have much in our German Family Tree on the Best family. It is a … More Dancing with the Best
This seems to happen often. I did not intend for this to happen. You are about to read the third post in a row that mentions someone who was tied to the congregation at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri. It happens more than I expect that stories seem to pop up out of our … More Carl and Caroline – A Friedheim Couple
The Best family from Marienhagen, Germany arrived in America in 1850. This family traveled to America aboard the President Smidt which landed in New Orleans, Louisiana. We see this family on the passenger list below. We can see the parents along with 7 sons and 2 daughters on this list. The person I will highlight … More The Best Parents with the Best Kids
A while back, when I published the story, Two Succumb to the Flu, I included a photograph of a wedding party that I captioned as the Wilke/Stueve wedding. Here is that photo. After researching this post, I now realize that I misidentified this photograph. If you look at the upper right corner, the name given to … More Stueve or Struve or Streuve?
We received a comment on an old post on our blog yesterday. It was in reference to a post titled The Blancken Brood. The comment is shown below. It just so happens that September 1 is a day that is significant in the Dietrich Blancken family. On September 1, 1878, Dietrich’s first wife, Magdalena (Eggers) … More Retreat – Fight Again Later