There are two primary sets of Weinhold families that show up in the history of East Perry County. I was once told by one of our docents, who happens to have married a Weinhold, that her husband was a “Dirt Weinhold”. That is by no means a derogatory term. It simply means that this family consisted primarily of farmers. The other Weinhold family began their history in this area by being millers, so I refer to them as the “Miller Weinholds”.
The Miller Weinholds were part of the original immigration in 1839. I have written several posts already about people attached to that set of Weinholds. There were two mills run by “Miller Weinholds” in the early years of Perry County history, one in Frohna and one in Wittenberg.
The “Dirt Weinhold” that I will be highlighting today had his ancestors come to America in 1860. Carl Weinhold, his wife, Emilie (Lindner), and two children, Paul and Emma, arrived in America aboard the Magdalene in 1860. We see them on this passenger list.
The son named Bernhard shown here was Paul Bernhard Weinhold, and later, he was almost always called Paul when you find him on documents.
In 1877, Paul married Louise Hermann at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Missouri. This is the marriage certificate for that event.
The children of Paul and Louise were all baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. Their second child is today’s birthday boy. His full name was Wilhelm Bernhard Otto Weinhold, but he was almost always called Otto. Otto was born on September 5, 1880. Probably because he was born so late in the year, his name does not show up in the 1880 census. This is his baptism record from Concordia.
On October 19, 1905, Otto married Lina Mangels at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. This is their marriage license.
Lina was the daughter of John and Engel (Mahnke) Mangels. She was born on October 21, 1886 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. This is her baptism record.
Otto and Lina had two children, a boy born in 1906 and a girl born in 1910. The girl must have been born after the 1910 census because she is not listed. Those children were baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown. Otto and his family were living in the Union Township in Perry County.
A land ownership map produced in 1915 shows where Otto had his farm.
This land was almost equidistant between Brazeau, Frohna, Uniontown, and Longtown. I may be wrong about this, but I think this land may have belonged to Otto’s father, Paul. You may notice that there is a Hermann family that is a neighbor, and Otto’s mother was a Hermann.
In 1918, Otto filled out his World War I draft registration, which lists his address as being Uniontown, Missouri. That is probably the town from which his mail was delivered.
We find a very interesting situation in the 1930 census. This census is documented as being filed on April 11, 1930.
There is a laborer listed by the name of Oscar Hacker, who was 19 years old, the same age as Paula, Otto’s daughter. Later that year, on October 5, 1930, Oscar and Paula became husband and wife.
I must admit, when I see a situation like this, I take a look to see if there is anything that would be considered inappropriate. In this case, the first child for this couple was not born until 1932.
Lina died in 1966. She died on her 80th birthday. Here is her death certificate.
Otto died in 1979 at the age of 98. Sometime during their lives, Otto and Lina must have become members of Zion Lutheran Church in Longtown, Missouri because that is where these two are buried.
The daughter of Otto and Lina, Paula (Weinhold) Hacker, is the only additional Weinhold in that cemetery. I still have one question, and that is whether the Dirt Weinholds and the Miller Weinholds are related to each other without going too many generations back. Maybe you know. If you do, let us know.