Henry Becomes a Husker

Several posts have been published about Perry County people moving to Nebraska.  Some have been about those who settled in the western part of that state around Potter and Sydney.  Others, like the ones in this story, settled in the northeastern part of Nebraska in the area shown by the map below. However, we have … More Henry Becomes a Husker

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