Bock Beer

Wikipedia describes bock beer as “a strong lager of German origin”.   Also, the word, bock, in German means he-goat or ram.  I will attempt to tell the story of several Bock’s today.  Eventually, I will tell at least part of the story of four generations of Bock’s, three of which carry the name Michael Bock.  … More Bock Beer

Cherokee Uprising

Sometime later this month, Earthbound Brewing will begin operating their business in the old stock house that used to be part of the Cherokee Brewery in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cherokee Brewery began in 1867 under the leadership of Ferdinand Herold and George Loebs.  George Loebs has very distinct connections to East Perry County.  By … More Cherokee Uprising

Cool Schades

Today’s title is intended to mislead you.  To understand why, you must once again understand some more East Perry County pronunciation.  Although the name Schade looks like it ought to be a one syllable word that sounds like shades, it is not.  This name is pronounced with two syllables and is called Shaw-dee. However, today’s … More Cool Schades

So Close, Yet So Far

Today’s story is one that is personal for the Research Crew.  The couple shown above is connected to both the family of Warren Schmidt and the family of Gerard Fiehler.  On this day in 1868, the couple shown in the photo above was married.  George Loebs had recently become co-owner of a brewery in St. … More So Close, Yet So Far