Mousie

It is not often that I do a story that begins in the twentieth century.  That is mainly because I cannot get at many records for people that lived past 1940.  Today is an exception, mainly because today’s character is a member of my family, and I have enough information and photos to tell a … More Mousie

The Muddy Ohio

Once again, I’m writing a post a night before it will be published.  We will be on the road again tomorrow, this time trying to outrun a snowstorm.  We want to get ahead of it before it dumps a half-foot of snow on the ground.  Then they are also forecasting temperatures in the -20’s in … More The Muddy Ohio

Henry Becomes a Husker

Several posts have been published about Perry County people moving to Nebraska.  Some have been about those who settled in the western part of that state around Potter and Sydney.  Others, like the ones in this story, settled in the northeastern part of Nebraska in the area shown by the map below. However, we have … More Henry Becomes a Husker

Butch’s Mom and Dad

Lebrecht Schmidt and Magdalena Froebel were married on January 21, 1883, so today would have been their 136th wedding anniversary.  These two were married in Frohna, but eventually, several in their family ended up in Altenburg.  I will attempt to tell the story of that family today. Lebrecht Schmidt was born on August 12, 1857 … More Butch’s Mom and Dad