The Vogels Arrive

Karl Adolph Vogel was born on September 5, 1888 in Frohna, Missouri.  Today, I will use his birthday as a springboard for going backwards to discover how his name managed to get into our German Family Tree. The name Vogel has been around Perry County for a long time, and the number of Vogels in … More The Vogels Arrive

Just One Kramer Left

The Johann Gottfried Kramer family in Paitzdorf, Germany must have been going through preparations for a dramatic move from their homeland to America during that year of 1838.  Johann Gottfried was a cartwright….a wagon maker…..and must have had to sell his business and many of his tools before their anticipated trip.  They must have had … More Just One Kramer Left