Solar Soothsaying

Today is the winter solstice.  It is a day that has to do with solar positioning.  It is also a day which is exactly eight months away from a total solar eclipse coming to Perry County on August 21, 2017. I must admit that I couldn’t find one of my regular topics for our blog … More Solar Soothsaying

A Multitude of Marias

In 1845, a Mueller married a Mueller.  Johann Christian Friedrich “Ziegel” Mueller married Justine Mueller.  Johann was living in Altenburg.  Justine had been living in Paitzdorf (later Uniontown).  After they were married, this couple was blessed with several children.  The first of these, Maria Wilhelmina Mueller, was born on December 19, 1846. All in all, … More A Multitude of Marias

Nick or Knecht?

Yesterday’s blog post brought about some lively discussion, especially with regard to this black and white photograph which supposedly showed Santa. So today, after becoming much more informed regarding the character shown in this photo, we will discuss this matter more thoroughly. Yesterday afternoon, we received a phone call from Rev. Roger Moldenhauer, a dear … More Nick or Knecht?