The Deadliest Tornado

Ninety-one years ago, on March 18, 1925, what became known as the Tri-State Tornado ripped through Perry County, Missouri.  It remains to this day as the deadliest tornado in U.S. history, killing 695 people and leaving an incredible path of destruction. There is an amazing account of the Tri-State tornado which can be found here. … More The Deadliest Tornado

Which of the Original Immigrants Was the Last to Die?

The research crew at Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum recently identified a new answer to the above question.  According to an old article found in the Perryville paper, Gottwerth Schmidt who died on April 14, 1926, was the last of the original immigrants to die.  He also happens to be my great grandfather. We have … More Which of the Original Immigrants Was the Last to Die?

Ace is in the House!

My incredibly brilliant and talented nephew, Ace is visiting this week from Kansas.  This is his second trip to Altenburg to help me at the museum.  He is working on his photography skills.  The landscapes here are perfect for photographers.  Ace helped me design a historic padlock and key exhibit at the Cape County History Center last … More Ace is in the House!