Not Such a Jolly Band

Yesterday’s story about the Jolley Boys Band was a pretty uplifting type of post.  Today’s is not.  However, there is something similar about yesterday’s blog and today’s.  In both cases, the story started with a photograph.  Yesterday, a photograph showing a bunch of young men in a band clowning around just had to be used.  … More Not Such a Jolly Band

The Jolley Boys

As I usually do, I did start today by finding an event that occurred on this date, but in the process, I ran across the following photo.  It shows the Jolley Boys Band of Pocahontas, Missouri.  To me, this picture was just irresistible.  I just had to do this story just so I could post … More The Jolley Boys

Teacher Popp’s Pop

For twelve years, Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, Missouri had a teacher on their staff by the name of Richard Popp.  Like several other teachers around here over the years, Teacher Popp went off to get his teacher’s training and returned home to serve in Perry County.  Teacher Popp’s dad was born on this day, … More Teacher Popp’s Pop

Gruber Group Getaway

During the fall of 1839, not long after the original group of immigrants first arrived in Perry County, another group of German Lutherans were boarding a ship in Germany to join them.  In fact, this new group was boarding one of the same ships that had brought a load of passengers to America in late … More Gruber Group Getaway

The Real Housewives of Perry County – 1800’s Edition

This post was inspired by an e-mail our museum received this past week.  It came to us from an individual in Germany who has discovered our blog and website and is looking to find information about what happened to some people from Germany who came to America as part of the Gesellschaft.  First of all, … More The Real Housewives of Perry County – 1800’s Edition