Dosey Bock

Today’s tale will be about a man who remained single all his life. If he was alive today, he would be celebrating his 133rd birthday. Theodosius Konrad Bock was born on July 18, 1889, the son of Benjamin and Sulamith (Hopfer) Bock. There were a dozen children born into this Bock family, and Theodosius was … More Dosey Bock

Jacob Moeckels

The story for today’s post begins for both its characters in Perry County, Missouri, but later, this couple skips across the river to spend most of their lives near Jacob, Illinois. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that this is not the first time I have written about such … More Jacob Moeckels

Mayor of Grand Tower

Friedriech Johann Wilhelm “Brooks” Arbeiter is today’s birthday boy. He was born on November 22, 1896, the son of Frederick and Magdalena (Heeszel) Arbeiter. John was the first child out of 9 that were born to Frederick and Magdalena. I don’t know where it originated, but our German Family Tree shows “Brooks” as his nickname. … More Mayor of Grand Tower