Seelitz Sweethearts

A baby was born on this day in the Seelitz community in 1860.  This baby’s birth will enable me to tell the tale of several very interesting couples that managed to find each other during the early days of East Perry County history.  First of all, some of the details of this story have already … More Seelitz Sweethearts

Otto’s Hemmann Twin

Before I tell today’s story, let me share some news from our research library.  Recently, our museum received a few donations to our library.  One amazing new addition to our museum is shown in the photo below.  It consists of 5 new binders full of Leimbach family history. The five binders in the middle (mostly … More Otto’s Hemmann Twin

Perry County to Idaho…with a Stop in Kansas

After finding today’s story, I have to ask, “Have there been such a thing as Palisch Potatoes?”  The life story of Richard John Palisch, who was born on March 3, 1891, makes me ask that question.  Richard was the son of Theodore Ernst and Josephine (Bruhl) Palisch.  I wrote a post especially about Josephine which … More Perry County to Idaho…with a Stop in Kansas

Adolph and Anna

Today would mark the 130 anniversary of Adoph Joseph (A.J.) Doering and Anna Richter.  They were married on February 28, 1889 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Several factors contributed to my selection of this story today.  One was their special anniversary.  Another factor was the amount of photographs I located of that family and … More Adolph and Anna

Ben and Bertha

Bertha Ernestine Doberenz was born on February 25, 1851 in Germany.  While she was still quite young, in 1852, Bertha came with her parents and an older brother to America.  Bertha’s parents were David and Anna (Thiemer) Doberenz.  When this family arrived here, they became members of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown (although it was … More Ben and Bertha

A Troubling Topic

I find the story I will share with you today very difficult to write.  In fact, I had previously discovered some of the facts I will share in this post, but chose to not write the story at the time.  Today, I decided that despite being a topic that is troubling, the situations which are … More A Troubling Topic