Sunday, June 17, 2012

Grandma Ziegelbein's Appendectomy

From 93 years ago, thanks to Aunt Edie Fischer, we have a copy of Grandma Lydia Domsch Ziegelbein's hospital bill. In November of 1919, she had an appendectomy at the hospital in Kensington, Kansas.

Note that she was in the hospital for 13 days (!) and at $25 per week for the room. The special nurse was at the same rate, while the operating room and anesthetic were each $10.

Times have changed for sure, and we're all grateful for the successful operation, or we wouldn't be reading about it!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lydia Domsch/John Ziegelbein Wedding Rings

These are the original wedding rings of John and Lydia Ziegelbein. On Grandma's ring, inside is engraved JZ - LD and the date, 12-21-24.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Domsch Head Stone

This is in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, Missouri.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Lutheran Parsonage at Dunksburg FOUND!

Seek and ye shall find! Looking through some pictures today, I found one of a house that I thought might have been one of my mother's growing up. I scanned and sent it to her. Her reply was swift, "Couldn't  believe my eyes, that is the parsonage in Dunksburg where I was born!!"

So here it is, family. The home of Rev. Karl and Martha Domsch and their family from 1919 to 1936. Lydia Domsch Ziegelbein gave birth to her first three children here: Esther, Elvira and Edith.

Enjoy! Now, where is that church?

Dunksburg 1995 #3

I don't know if any of this is still there seventeen years later. But in 1995, you could push through the branches of the bushes at the right spot and see the old concrete steps that went from the road to the parsonage. And, part of the white picket fence was still there, as was the gate! How many times did our ancestors walk these steps and open and close this gate? Is it still there?

Dunksburg 1995 #2

This is where Karl Domsch's church and parsonage stood. For how long, I do not know. I also have no picture of the church and only 'parts' of the house. Family - please search and send if you find something. The first 3 Z girls were born here at this site.

Dunksburg 1995 #1

My first and only trip to Dunksburg was in August of 1995. You can see from the picture that there was a sign for the town. I wonder if there still is today, seventeen years later?