Friedheim Oehl’s

Plenty of posts have been written on this blog about individuals who had the surname Oehlert (pronounced Ale-ert). I think only one previous story mentioned an Oehl (pronounced Ale), but you are about to read another one today. But before we get to an Oehl, though, let’s take a look at today’s birthday girl. She … More Friedheim Oehl’s

Reaching India with the Gospel

Even before the 1900’s, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod was sending missionaries to foreign lands.  One of the first areas to be reached by our missionaries was India.  One missionary to India has a tie to Perry County.  His name was George August Naumann.  He was sent to India in 1902.  The picture below shows his…

Preacher on the River

The Mighty Mississippi River has been an important part of the German immigration to East Perry County from the very beginning.  Throughout the years, it has been a major form of transportation for these surrounding communities.  Commerce still takes place on the river and there are people from this area who still consider it a…