The Premier Etzold

There is a birthday for today’s story, but it is not for the individual mentioned in the title.  Today’s birthday girl is Pauline Ernestine Jacob who was born on March 18, 1844.  She was the daughter of Michael and Marie (Hopfer) Jacob, who were two of the original immigrants that were part of the Gruber … More The Premier Etzold

Angeline Pi

I know you are quite familiar with Angel Food Cake.  Today, I will tell you about Angeline Pi.  Forgive me.  It’s the Math teacher that’s still in me.  I cannot get rid of it.  Today is Pi Day (3.14), and I just have to sneak a little Pi (π) into today’s post. Angeline Hopfer was … More Angeline Pi

No Water for Coffee?

Herman Mangels was born in Farrar, Missouri on March 11, 1875.  He was the son of Johann Peter and Engel (Mahnken) Mangels.  Herman’s baptism took place at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar.  Below is his baptism record.  Apparently, this record had some problems, and someone had to make all sorts of corrections that came out … More No Water for Coffee?

Adopted on The Ridge

Another common East Perry County name is Weber.  And like several other common names, such as Schmidt or Mueller, there are several clans of Weber’s.  Today’s story comes from the group of Weber’s that are called “The Ridge Weber’s”. I guess you could argue that the marriage record from Ossig, Germany shown below marks the … More Adopted on The Ridge