John Hooss and Mary Magdalena Kiesler were married in Perryville 150 years ago. I will attempt to tell the tale of a prominent family in Perryville history. I will begin with documenting the early years of John Hooss. John Hooss was born on February 1, 1848, the son of Henry and Barbara (Fath) Hooss. His … More Hooss Celebrating Their 150th Anniversary?
If you want to be qualified to celebrate your 150th birthday in 2020, you must have been born in 1870. We are going to look today at two people who formed a couple in which both the bride and the groom were born in 1870. One of them, the bride, was born on this day, … More Katharina’s 150th Birthday
A gentleman by the name of Henry Brinkmann showed up in East Perry County for only a short time, but he managed to find a bride here before returning to his home state of Wisconsin. Henry is today’s birthday boy, but he was not born here. His birthday was January 16, 1859, and his birthplace … More Brinkmann the Switchman
I will give you a heads up on today’s tale. Not much time will be spent in Perry County. I will begin the story by looking at a couple that was part of the New York Group that arrived in Perry County in the spring of 1839. Many of the members of the New York … More Heid That Lazy Stitch
Today’s post is intended to be mostly a display of old photographs. I have already written several posts that are connected to the Robert and Lillian Fiehler family, so I do not want to repeat what has already been on this blog. However, when I discovered that today was the anniversary of Joseph and Ida … More Born on Mom and Dad’s Anniversary
As a Schmidt myself, I have often become confused by the different Schmidt clans that have populated East Perry County over the years. There were several Schmidt clans who were part of the Gesellschaft in 1839. My Schmidt clan is one of those. There were also other Schmidt’s who arrived on the scene rather early … More Schmidt Married Twice in Six Months
Leo Wunderlich was born on January 12, 1888, so he would have been 132 years old today. Leo was the son of Bernhard and Julia (Kasten) Wunderlich who lived in Shawnee Township of northern Cape Girardeau County when Leo was born. Leo was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri. Below is an … More The Hunt for Leo
We have a whole flock of Fiehler’s in our German Family Tree, and I have written several blog posts about Fiehler’s. However, there not as many Fuehler’s. I will attempt to tell the story of Alfred Fuehler today, and you will discover, if you don’t know it already, that he has some connection to the … More Foster Fuehler – Or Is It Fiehler?
Maria Sarah Koenig was born on this date 146 years ago. Apparently, she went by the name Sarah during her lifetime. There was no “h” at the end of her first name when she was baptized, but on almost all documents in her lifetime, her name was spelled Sarah. Her mate for life was a … More The Detjen-Koenig Duo
It will take a little while to get to today’s birthday girl. We begin by taking a look at the first marriage of Charles Wachter. If you want a little background on the first Wachter’s to arrive in this area, you can read the post, Double Double-U. Charles Wachter was the son of Wilhelm and … More Wachter’s Koch and Doering