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

Anton’s Family Photos

Hugo Gustave Werner Mueller was born on October 2, 1898, so he would have been celebrating his 120th birthday today.  Werner’s father, who had previously been married to Anna Drumtra, had married Marie Asche in 1897.  Their first child was Werner.  He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  In all, of Anton’s 15 … More Anton’s Family Photos