The Lueders Brothers

A certain genealogy problem has been plaguing me for a while.  There are two “clans” of Lueders families in our German Family Tree.  (By the way, Lueders is pronounced Lee-ders around here).  One Lueders clan centers around Frohna, Missouri, and the other in Wittenberg.  There are some indications that the two Lueders clans are related, … More The Lueders Brothers

From Shawnee to Shawnee; From California to California

Alma Winkler was born on this day, April 17th, in 1894.  I am not sure Alma ever set foot in the Perry County or North Cape Girardeau County area, but she does have a connection.  Alma was born in California.  That is California, Missouri, which is not far from Jefferson City, this state’s capital.  Alma’s … More From Shawnee to Shawnee; From California to California

Research Rock Stars

It is a week of getting interesting visitors here at our museum.  Yesterday’s post referred to our friends, the Wittenberg Cousins.  Today, we have two ladies in our midst who I refer to as rock stars of Perry County family research.  Their names are Lori Adams and Diane Anderson.  If any of you spend any … More Research Rock Stars

Kieninger Cousins

As I write this story today, a group that calls themselves the Wittenberg Cousins is in town visiting.  This group of fun-loving folks comes to town twice a year and stays at The Inn here in Altenburg, since they would have a hard time finding a place to stay in Wittenberg.   They put up their … More Kieninger Cousins

They Died Young

The birthday boy for today is Alfred Jacob Gottfried Mueller.  He was born on April 8, 1891.  I am of the opinion that this boy was born in Wittenberg, Missouri, and I have a few different reasons for thinking this.  Let me get started by telling you that Alfred Jacob Gottfried was the son of … More They Died Young

Life on the Creek

Wayne Schuessler is the author of today’s blog post.  Wayne has contributed to our blog in the past, and his writing and research have been very well received.  He is an amazing researcher.  As is evidenced in this post, he has been to Germany to delve into his family’s history.  Wayne lives in St. Louis … More Life on the Creek