Meister Klempners

According to my understanding, there are several levels used when describing skill levels in certain occupations such as plumbers.  A person would start learning plumbing skills as an apprentice.  After gathering experience and learning certain skills, one could advance to the level of a journeyman plumber.  The top level is described as a master plumber, … More Meister Klempners

The Travels and Travails of Cornelia

Cornelia Bundenthal was born on October 10, 1909 in Atchison, Kansas.  You might immediately wonder how she would be connected to East Perry County.  Cornelia was the daughter of Rev. Theodore and Concordia (Weinhold) Bundenthal.  Concordia was one of the eight daughters of Joseph and Mary Weinhold of Wittenberg.  The story of the Weinhold’s daughters … More The Travels and Travails of Cornelia

The Emmas from Emma

The name Oetting has shown up in my own life on several occasions.  When I attended St. Jacobi Lutheran School in St. Louis, there was a Mr. Oetting that was a teacher there.  When I got to Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska, a few more Oettings were professors and coaches on that staff.  Not … More The Emmas from Emma

Hopfer-Kasten Wedding

A wedding occurred on this date in 1865 at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  This marriage united two very prolific Uniontown names, Hopfer and Kasten.  The groom was Gotthold Hopfer; the bride was Amalia Kasten.  There is a little debate about the date of this marriage.  Here is the Perry County record of this … More Hopfer-Kasten Wedding