Wukasch and Wampner

Today would have been the 126th birthday of Theobald Wukasch.  His father, Matthias Wukasch, is pretty famous in East Perry County.  He and a colleague, Henry Welp, had a combined 101 years of teaching at Concordia Lutheran School in Frohna, Missouri.  Teacher Wukasch had a total of 10 children by way of two wives, Anna … More Wukasch and Wampner

Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man

I looked for a Valentines Day story.  I looked for a story that had some of the typical Valentine themes: hearts, flowers, cards, chocolate, jewelry, etc.  I think I found one.  If you read this blog regularly, you already know that I sometimes really have to stretch the meanings of people’s names to come up … More Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man

Otto and Josephine

Otto Bodenschatz is our birthday boy today.  He was born on February 10, 1887, the son of Frederick and Rosalie (Mueller) Bodenschatz.  This Bodenschatz family originally lived in Altenburg but would later relocate in Shawnee Township in Cape Girardeau County.  Otto was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is his baptism record. Otto’s … More Otto and Josephine

Bachmann and Schmidt

Today I will write the story involving characters about which I have documented the children in a family, but not so much about their parents.  For example, today I will write about Joseph and Emilie Bachmann, and I have previously told the tale of at least one of their children, and in the process have … More Bachmann and Schmidt