Perry County Connection to Booker T. Washington? Really?

A while back we told the story of how some Burroughs children came to Perry County.  The post was titled, An Orphan’,s Son, A Teacher’s Daughter Today happens to be the wedding anniversary of Peter Burroughs and Elizabeth Atkinson in 1816.  They were married in Virginia. Peter had a son named Robert who had four … More Perry County Connection to Booker T. Washington? Really?

The Schmidt Store

Since it is Thanksgiving Day, and since Thanksgiving has traditionally been a day for family, I am doing a post about my own family.  I have found out quite a bit about my own family only after I retired from teaching and moved to Altenburg.  Once I started spending time at the Lutheran Heritage Center … More The Schmidt Store

Orphan Marries Orphan

Today would have been the 130th anniversary of two orphans from Altenburg.  On November 21, 1886, Henry Voerster married Katherine Roenn at Trinity Lutheran. Henry was the son of Friedrich and Anna Maria (Kaufmann) Voerster.  This couple had been married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Louis in 1848. The pastor who performed the ceremony … More Orphan Marries Orphan

Twin Twins

As a grandfather of a pair of twins, I am usually attracted by stories involving twins.  This is definitely one of those…..with a curiosity or two. First of all, I noticed that there was a Ludwig (Louis) Boehme who married Louisa (Lulu) Lottes on November 19, 1901.  I must admit that the thought of a … More Twin Twins