Community Celebration

The East Perry Community Fair began yesterday. I must say that it was a wonderful day. The weather was downright beautiful, and the crowd was large. About the only disappointment that I experienced is the fact that none of our immediate family was able to get to Altenburg this year for the fair. Partly due … More Community Celebration

Fair Forecast

It’s that time of the year again. The East Perry Community Fair takes place this Friday and Saturday. As in the past few years, I will not be writing my normal posts requiring family research. Today, I will write about the preparations for this annual event that brings thousands of people to the little town … More Fair Forecast

Teacher Schlichting

A tenth and last child was born to Johann and Maria (Stueve) Schlichting on this day 125 years ago. That baby was named George Theodor Schlichting. If you’ve done the math, you know that George was born on September 20, 1897. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. We can take a … More Teacher Schlichting

A Building in Transition

Another building is undergoing a transition in downtown Altenburg.  Before I say anything about what is going on there, allow me to do what I do much better……talk about its history. The building shown above was once owned and operated by Martin H. Mueller.  In the 1900 census, he is described as a tinner (a.k.a.…