The Eldest Daughter Of Maison Steinbuchel – Bertha Stackman Gouldner

“What I wanted most for my eldest daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, wherever that might be, and if there was space for me as well, I would, indeed, have reaped what I had tried to sow.” = Helen Claes Bertha Stackman was the eldest daughter and child […]

A Forgotten And Lost Wichita Pioneer – Peter Stackman

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”  – Henry David Thoreau Recently I explored nearby and familiar locations where a little known early Wichita pioneer and entrepreneur, Peter Stackman, lived, worked and invested. Sparked by a re-reading  “A Living Gravestone” written by […]

Education

Education – The Stackman-Steinbüchel Children

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious – Albert Einstein on Education Maison Steinbüchel, a Kansas State Historic Landmark and our home, is named for the family of Herman Frederick Steinbüchel , the second husband of Marie-Louise Hahn.  I have been digging into the details of the three family lines that converged and […]

A Blended Family: The Steinbüchels and Stackmans

“Sometimes love isn’t fireworks, sometimes love just comes softly.” ― Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly Maison Steinbüchel, a Kansas State Historic Landmark, our home, is named for the family of Herman Frederick Steinbüchel , the second husband of Marie-Louise Hahn.  I have been digging into the details of the three family lines that blended into one and […]

The Farm, House and Bridge – Peter Stackman’s Legacy

“Praise the bridge that carried you over” – George Colman “The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe” – Masanobu Fukuoka Peter Frederick Stackman was the first husband of Marie-Louise Hahn, the matriarch for which the Kansas Historic Landmark, Maison Steinbuchel is named.  In a previous post I outlined his […]

A Story of a Blended Family : Marie-Louise Hahn Stackman and Herman Steinbüchel

A Story.  My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.  — Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights Maison Steinbüchel, a Kansas State Historic Landmark, our home, is named for the family of Herman Frederick Steinbüchel , the second husband of Marie-Louise Hahn.  I have been digging into the details of […]

Peter Stackman a Little Recognized Wichita Pioneer

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”  – Henry David Thoreau In re-reading an out-of-print book “A Living Gravestone”  written by Elisabeth Guldner, containing the history of the family for whom our Historic Landmark House in named, I am reminded of how […]

The Unique And Sacred Trust Stewarding A Historic Landmark Home

“For you have in your possession a unique and sacred trust. Guard it well.” — B. J. Palmer We set aside Wednesday mornings to tend the gardens.  This was an almost everyday task during the growing seasons, however, these days reliable and hard-working help eases the load.  Thus, in three to four hours, we get about twenty […]

The Premier Wedding At Maison Steinbuchel – A Pretty Home Affair

A Pretty Home Affair – “Beautiful in its simplicity will be the pretty home wedding of Miss Bertha Josephine Stackman and Dr. Rene Guldner” – The Wichita Eagle, September 4, 1912 The four weddings occurring over the years at our Historic Landmark home, Maison Steinbuchel, were presented in a previous post.  One was that of […]