Fort Wayne Physician

I am going to return to some characters that were previously discussed in a blog post. However, I wrote that post back in 2016, and I was not very thorough. Plus, that post especially highlighted the wife in the couple. Today, I will make sure to give more details about both the man and woman … More Fort Wayne Physician

Wittenberg Characters

I have the privilege today to write the real story of a couple of individuals that are main characters in my two books, Wittenberg ’03: Coming of a Church and Wittenberg ’04: Coming of a Railroad. These two are Laura Gemeinhardt and Teacher Richard Kalbfleisch. The story of this couple is one that inspired me … More Wittenberg Characters

Heise Hopping

Yesterday, I told a story in which much of the information was found in the Arnsberg binder. Today, our story begins with a girl whose surname was Arensburg, which was sometimes spelled Arnsburg. Today’s birthday girl ends up marrying a Heise, and we are going to discover that the Heise name hops back and forth … More Heise Hopping

Little Mama Bounds

Today’s story begins in East Perry County, but it takes us on a tour of America by the time we come to the end. The birthday girl for this post is Dorothea Elizabeth Maisel, who was born on December 20, 1879. This girl went by the name Dora during her lifetime. She was the daughter … More Little Mama Bounds

Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Maria Wilhelmine Schilling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 5, 1863, making today her 158th birthday. Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Theresia (Schuessler) Schilling. She was probably baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, although there is no record included in that congregation’s books. An older sibling, as well as … More Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna