Submit your email address to follow these updates by email

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ziegelbein Women at Esther's Wedding

Name those Ziegelbeins! Or are they both Ziegelbeins?


Grandpa Z's Grandma Deke

Grandpa Ziegelbein's mother was Anna Deke, the daughter of Henry Deke and Sophie. Henry was a Civil War vet in Missouri and Sophie applied for a widow's pension.


Friday, March 8, 2013

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!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Charles Ziegelbein 1923 Farm Sale

Here's a scan of the original bill posted around town for the October 13, 1923 auction of Charles Ziegelbein's cattle and equipment.


Friday, April 15, 2011

1895 Photo

This is Charles Ziegelbein, his wife Anna Deke, and their sons Henry and Charlie. The photo was taken on September 30, 1895, in Sweet Springs, Missouri.