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…

Indy Educators

On September 19, 1954, students at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Indianapolis, Indiana lost one of their teachers.  Teacher Arnold Mueller died of a heart attack at the age of 59.  He is notable to us here in Perry County because he was born in Wittenberg on December 21, 1894. I find quite a few…

Bluebird Housing Project

My career as a Lutheran educator put me in several different locations.  I lived in several different cities and towns over the years.  I also consider myself to be somewhat of a birdwatcher.  I want you to know that of all the places that I have lived or visited for a long enough time to…