Gluckstadt Relatives
Pictures -and a story to go with it!
 Peter and  Delia (Moenix) Miller moved to Gluckstadt in 1918.  They had previously lived in St. John, a small town immedately north of Kassville, Indiana.  When they moved to the Gluckstadt community, they traveled in their Buick automobile.  Their daughter, Matilda, and young grandchildre, Naomi and Donald, rode in the passenger car of a train while their son-in-law, Art Worley, and his brother, Harry, rode in the cattle car.

  Delia was a dainty, dignified woman of  French  descent.  Two of her grandchildren, Donald Worley and  Naomi  (Worley) Slagle remember her as nice but also very stern and strict.   Peter  Miller was remembered as an easy going, quiet man who would rather listen than talk.  He always smoked a pipe or had it hanging out of his mouth even when it wasn't lit.  peter raised his own tobacco and hung it in the grain shed to cure.

When they arrived in Gluckstadt they moved their household goods into a  house  that had been built by Ray Carr and previously occupied by the family of Ray and Rosa (Klaas) Carr.  The house had been sealed up for some time and Naomi remembers that it had a very unpleasant old and musty smell to it. The Carr family had vacated the house and moved to Lake County, Indiana.  The Carrs would later move back to Gluckstadt in 1921 in company with another one of the Miller's daughters, Anna, and her husband John A. Minninger.

Delia lived out the remainder of her life in Gluckstadt and died in 1927.  Peter Miller eventually moved in with his daughter and son-in-law, Anna (Miller) and John A. Minninger.  He later moved back into his Gluckstadt home for a short period of time before moving to Calumet City, Illinois to live with his son, Charles Miller, and family.  Peter died in1935 at the age of 83.  His body was transported by train to Canton and was then later taken to Gluckstadt where he was buried next to his wife.

Leo Aulenbrock's wife,    Lenora , a Minninger before marriage, experienced a similar journey to that of her husband.  She accompanied her family from Hammond, Indiana, in Lake County, to the already settled Gluckstadt community in 1921, when she was 9 years old. (you'll see her on a  ferry . going over the Ohio River)  John A. Minninger owned a cleaning establishment b ack in Hammond.  "It was really something for us.  It was a lark,' said Lenora.  Three families, those of John A. and Matilkda (Miller) Minninger, Raymond and Rosa (Klaas) Carr and Raymond's parents, John and Martha (Price) Carr, made the long trip to Mississippi.  The two Carr families had previously lived in Madison County and were moving back.  The families moved by car, driving through fields and open gates and stopping along the way to  camp in tents  and to cook outdoors.  "Car travel in the 1920's," Lenora recalled, "left much to be desired.  It was a trip you never forget."
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 Gluckstadt Church and a desription of the  people in the picture

Peanut wagon


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