A Mourning Mother

I have another confession to make today.  My main goal in writing posts for this blog is to preserve the stories of people and places that are associated with the history of East Perry County and a few other surrounding areas.  However, I also have special interest in preserving stories that are connected to my … More A Mourning Mother

Blanken/Blanken Wedding

A girl’s birth took place on this day in East Perry County in 1889.  That birth had some rather unusual characteristics.  Then later that girl was married in Kansas.  That marriage also had some rather unusual characteristics.  I will attempt to tell that story today, even though it does contain some unanswered questions. The birthday … More Blanken/Blanken Wedding

The Eldest Worker

Today, I will tell you another story that takes place on both sides of the Mississippi River.  The highlighted event for today will be a marriage between a young man from Fountain Bluff Township in Jackson County, Illinois and a young girl from Altenburg, Missouri in Perry County.  It was the wedding of Henry Arbeiter … More The Eldest Worker

Brought by an Angel

I trust that if I get anything wrong in this post, our research partner who is the authority on the Miesner family, Lori Adams, will set me straight.  I start this story in the middle.  Here is a passenger list from the ship, Braunschweig, which arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in June of 1892. There are … More Brought by an Angel