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

Baptism Triplets

I am going to begin this post today by explaining the process that I use to discover a story to write. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that I usually tell the tale of someone who has a birthday or wedding anniversary happening on the day that I write … More Baptism Triplets

200 Years for a Buck

As we proceed through the year 2022, I find it difficult to ignore a birthday that occurred in 1822. Since that year was well before the Gesellschaft arrived in Perry County, such a birth had to take place back in the German homeland. I discovered such a story for today’s post. Margaretha Buck was born … More 200 Years for a Buck

An Austrian/Bavarian Pair in Saxon Frohna

Let me set the scene for today’s story. The Stephanite immigration that took place in 1839 included hundreds of people who came primarily from Saxony, Germany and settled in the the towns around Altenburg, Frohna, and Uniontown. Another group of immigrants, several of which arrived even before the Saxons, were from Bavaria, Germany, and many … More An Austrian/Bavarian Pair in Saxon Frohna