No Longer an End

The first thing that attracted me to today’s story was a name.  The name was Emma Eva End.  Add to that the fact that Emma married an Emil, and you have a lot of E’s.  Emma and Emil were married on June 29, 1890.  Their story, as it turns out, has many interesting details. Emma … More No Longer an End

Coming Conference

Every other year, the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society conducts an international immigration conference, and plans are underway for the one which will occur this October.  This year the conference theme is titled, “Trails of Tears Turned to Triumph”.  The upcoming conference will not only focus on the Lutheran immigration that took place in 1838-1839, … More Coming Conference

Militzer in the Middle

Aline Klara Stemmerman was born on this day, June 25th, in 1887.  She was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  Here is the baptism record from the Salem church books. We also have this Perry County birth record for her.  It is two images. Aline was the daughter of Herman and Anna Maria … More Militzer in the Middle

To Kansas and Back

The birthday boy for today is Erich Herman Mueller.  He was born on June 23, 1900, so he would have been 118 years old today.  Erich was the son of Adolph and Martha (Koenig) Mueller, and he was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  Some of Adolph’s older siblings had been baptized at … More To Kansas and Back

A Mourning Mother

I have another confession to make today.  My main goal in writing posts for this blog is to preserve the stories of people and places that are associated with the history of East Perry County and a few other surrounding areas.  However, I also have special interest in preserving stories that are connected to my … More A Mourning Mother

Blanken/Blanken Wedding

A girl’s birth took place on this day in East Perry County in 1889.  That birth had some rather unusual characteristics.  Then later that girl was married in Kansas.  That marriage also had some rather unusual characteristics.  I will attempt to tell that story today, even though it does contain some unanswered questions. The birthday … More Blanken/Blanken Wedding