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

Memorial Cabin

Today, October 8, 2016, the Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohna is conducting their annual Fall Festival.  If you happen to be in the neighborhood of East Perry County, Missouri, it is well worth your trip to attend this event. On the property of the Saxon Lutheran Memorial you can find a cabin once used by … More Memorial Cabin