First Burial

I wrote yesterday that I do not often use an early death as the starting point for a blog post.  Now I am about to write my second post in a row that starts that way.  What attracted me to an early death today is the likelihood that this death led to the first burial … More First Burial

Boehme’s in Frames

I took a different approach today.  Instead of looking for a story that corresponds with today’s date, I chose to highlight a donation that our museum recently received.  And yet, despite that approach, I still managed to find a trivial connection to today’s date. The donations we received are photographs from a Boehme family, so … More Boehme’s in Frames

Adopted on The Ridge

Another common East Perry County name is Weber.  And like several other common names, such as Schmidt or Mueller, there are several clans of Weber’s.  Today’s story comes from the group of Weber’s that are called “The Ridge Weber’s”. I guess you could argue that the marriage record from Ossig, Germany shown below marks the … More Adopted on The Ridge

Seelitz Sweethearts

A baby was born on this day in the Seelitz community in 1860.  This baby’s birth will enable me to tell the tale of several very interesting couples that managed to find each other during the early days of East Perry County history.  First of all, some of the details of this story have already … More Seelitz Sweethearts

First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s

The founding father of the Farrar Fritsche’s was born on this day, February 17, 1843.  Heinrich Fritsche was born in Germany.  While still in Germany, he married Bertha Boehme.  These two were probably married around 1870 because their first son was born in 1871.  Although I could not find any baptism or marriage records in … More First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s