Happy Birthday Mary Leona Stolp

Mary Leona Stolp.

Mary Leona Stolp (1871-1915)

Mary Leona Stolp was born on 06 Apr 1871 in Sandwich, De Kalb, Illinois as the youngest child of Ludwig Stolp and Catherine Elisabeth Orth. Her parents were immigrants from Germany. She had thirteen siblings, namely: William, Adolph Edward, Amelia, Louis L, Theodore, Louise, Caroline, Julia, John S, and Henry. The names of two others, who died as infants, are not known.

When she was 26, she married Frank Palmer Miller, son of George Leifheite Miller and Jane Elizabeth Cornell, on 29 Dec 1897 in Sandwich, De Kalb, Illinois.

Their marriage came just two weeks after … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Albert Phillips

Albert “Tom” Aveldo Phillips (1841-1925)

Albert Aveldo Phillips was born on 26 Dec 1841 in Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois as the third child of Jacob W Phillips and Betsey Holmes. He had two siblings, namely: Francis Jerome, and Harriet Eliza. However, both of his parents had been married and widowed before being married to each other, so Tom was actually the youngest of his father’s 12 children and the youngest of his mother’s siblings. Besides Francis Jerome and Harriet Eliza Phillips, Tom’s siblings included William James Phillips, Elizabeth Sophia Phillips, Lena Marie Phillips, Barbara Phillips, Lucy Caroline Phillips, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Barbara Mary Stadler

Barbara Mary Stadler (1844-1904)

Barbara Mary Stadler was born 172 years ago on 23 Aug 1844 in Mörtelstein, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as the fifth child of Georg Adam Stadler and Katharina Barbara Muench. She had four siblings, namely: Johann Adam, Johann Georg, George Adam, and Katharina Margaretha. She was baptized in Binau (A. Mosbach), Baden, Germany. Her mother died shortly after Barbara was born and her father remarried, on 17 Nov 1846 to Margaretha Hauck. Her dad, Georg Adam, and his second wife, Margaretha, had five more children. The last two died at birth, but from this marriage, Barbara gained … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Barbara Mary Meyer

Barbara Mary Meyer (1881-1972)

Barbara Mary Meyer was born on 09 Jun 1881 in Mendota, La Salle, Illinois as the child of  Jacob B. Meyer and Barbara Mary Stadler. She had nine siblings, namely: Jacob, Frank M, Mathias, Robert, Christena, Katharina, Jerome Adam, Hieronimus, and a sister who died as an infant. Barbara was the seventh of the living children. She had two younger brothers.

Her parents had both been born in Germany and immigrated to the United States. Her father fought for the Union in the Civil War. Afterwards, he met her mother and they started their family … Continue reading