Blacksmith to Mechanic

I guess it makes sense.  A blacksmith was a person who worked with metal.  He often worked on pieces of equipment that were involved in transportation, such as wagons.  He worked with his hands.  So, when there was a transformation from horse and buggy days to automobiles and the internal combustion engines, workers were needed … More Blacksmith to Mechanic

What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?

Nicholas Guth was a quite notable resident of Perryville at one time.  Let’s take a little time to look at his life.  He arrived in America sometime around 1851 and after his family first were found in Illinois, they soon made their way to Perryville.  In 1857, he married Henrietta Karling.  This couple would have … More What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?

Bingenheimer and His Bodenschatz Bride

William Bingenheimer was born on this day, so he is today’s birthday boy.  As it turns out, William married a woman who had another long name that begins with a “B”…Bodenschatz. First, let’s take a look at the arrival of the Bingenheimer’s.  They arrived in 1848 aboard the Jaque Lafette.  William’s father, Phillip Bingenheimer, was … More Bingenheimer and His Bodenschatz Bride