Mark your calendars now. September 29th….3:00 pm until ???. The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum will be hosting a party. It’s an Autumn Museum Driveway Party. Let me set the stage. Two years ago, we decided to have an outside party on the day before the total eclipse that occurred in 2017. It was a … More Party Like It’s 1845!
The centerpiece of today’s post will be the photograph shown below which shows a wedding party from 1904. I have seen several photos such as this one. It illustrates some of the traditions that were common in Perry County weddings of that era. The story begins with a February 10th birthday. Frieda Fritsche was born … More Bride, Groom, Beer, and Cigars
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
I will be telling the story of a person with Perry County roots today, but I will also promote a few events and a business. First of all, today would have been the 137th birthday of Edward Gaebler, who was born on October 6, 1881. He was the second child of Samuel and Magdalena (Schilling) … More Brew in the Lou – And in Perry County Too
Considering that it was the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall, it certainly did not feel like it in Altenburg yesterday. It was a hot, sweltering, steamy, muggy day with temperatures in the 90’s, not unlike the common middle-of-summer days we have around here. However, that did not keep many folks from coming out … More A Sizzling First Day at the Fair
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
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
Lindy (Mueller) Roth, who regularly feeds me breakfast at the Old Bank Coffee Shop (We affectionately call it the Bankery), has provided me a photograph which is the centerpiece of today’s story. Lindy was born in California when her father was employed by the Alta-Dena Dairy, so this is yet another story about the Stueves … More Got California Milk? NO!
The time has come. The area schools have all dismissed for the summer. The weather has turned warmer. Children are wandering the streets of Altenburg looking for something to do. It’s time to hear the umpire shout, “Play Ball!” The ballpark in Altenburg shown above will be home for plenty of action in the coming … More Take Me Out to the Ballpark
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