Corporal Boehme

Today would have been the 152nd anniversary of Ludwig and Sarah (Hartung) Boehme.  I have already written a little bit about this couple in a previous post titled, From Muddy Creek to Brazeau Creek.  That post focused on Sarah’s family that came to Perry County from Pennsylvania.  Today I will spend more time on Ludwig’s … More Corporal Boehme

More Ridge Gerlers

The birthday girl today is a Boehme.  I would describe her as a Farrar Boehme, as opposed to a Wittenberg Boehme.  Her name was Ottelea Helene Boehme and she was born on April 21, 1880 and was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  In 1902, at the age of 22, Ottelea married Herman … More More Ridge Gerlers

Buck Butter Business

April twentieth was the wedding day for two young Altenburgers who lived not far from each other along Main Street on the east side of town.  It was a Sunday in 1913 when Ferdinand Buck was united in marriage with Alma Seibel at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Here is their Missouri marriage license. The license says … More Buck Butter Business

Mueller and the Mail

April nineteenth was the birthday of Albert Mueller. He was one of the many sons of Anton Mueller.  Another post told the story of one of these sons who served in the military titled, One of Anton’s Army.  Being born in 1891, Albert had the distinction of being the oldest of Anton’s children.  As was … More Mueller and the Mail

Wedig Wedding

Before I delve into today’s post, let me tell you about how I got some unexpected help in my research for it.  I am visiting some grandchildren this week, and my granddaughter Kaitlyn offered to help me.  Kaitlyn has been bugging me for a few years because she thinks she should have been included in … More Wedig Wedding