200 Year-Old Wolff

I have a hard time resisting the story of a person celebrating their 200th birthday, especially when I locate a baptism record for the individual. Since most of the German Lutherans first came to Perry County in 1839, we can be sure that the birth of a person celebrating a bicentennial birthday must have been … More 200 Year-Old Wolff

Athens Bank Teller

Because my wife and I were both Lutheran educators, we made several moves to serve different schools during our careers. Our 3 daughters were all born in Memphis, Tennessee, but now these 3 are scattered across the country. One still resides in the Memphis area and another lives in Minnesota not far from a school … More Athens Bank Teller

Another Perry County Resident Makes Her Way to Oregon

When I began to look for a story to tell for today’s post, I was surprised to find another person from our German Family Tree who made her way to Oregon. After all, yesterday’s story about an Eggers family recounted the story of that clan making their way to Corvallis, Oregon. Today’s Perry County character … More Another Perry County Resident Makes Her Way to Oregon

Eggers in Corvallis

The birthday boy for today is another person who spent his childhood in Perry County, Missouri, only to live most of his life elsewhere. In the story for today, we find that this man ends up not far from the Pacific Ocean. Paul Ernst Martin Eggers was born on May 24, 1894, so today would … More Eggers in Corvallis

Take Me Out to the Ballpark

Altenburg Ballpark The time has come.  The area schools have all dismissed for the summer.  The weather has turned warmer.  Children are wandering the streets of Altenburg looking for something to do.  It’s time to hear the umpire shout, “Play Ball!” The ballpark in Altenburg shown above will be home for plenty of action in…