I know that I will not have time to research a new family the way I normally do today, so I put together this quick post. In 1895, a booklet was published titled, A Modern Eden, that was designed to tell the history of Perry County, Missouri up to that time. It is a good resource for a person like me who enjoys studying this history. In 1991, that booklet was reprinted.
In order to finance that booklet, they solicited ads from businesses in this county. I decided to collect images from that book that showed the advertisements for establishments located in what could be described as the primarily Lutheran East Perry County communities. I will put these images into 4 categories: Longtown/Uniontown, Frohna, Altenburg, and Wittenberg. I find these ads quite interesting as well as helpful for my research. I think you will enjoy them too. Several of these businesses were operated by folks that have shown up in stories on this blog in the past.
I took two photos at our building site yesterday. Being a Saturday, there was no work in progress, but it does show what work has been done up to this point.