From Old Appleton to San Francisco – With Stops in Kansas and Idaho

A marriage at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown is the starting point for today’s tale. You will be reading about a couple and their family who made their way west across our country during their lives. Their stops along the way happen to be places where other Perry County natives migrated. The story doesn’t end … More From Old Appleton to San Francisco – With Stops in Kansas and Idaho

Teacher Schlichting

A tenth and last child was born to Johann and Maria (Stueve) Schlichting on this day 125 years ago. That baby was named George Theodor Schlichting. If you’ve done the math, you know that George was born on September 20, 1897. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. We can take a … More Teacher Schlichting

Teacher Griebel

Today’s main character was born in California. It’s not often that I write the story of a person born in California. Of course, it is somewhat more believable when I tell you that he was born in California, Missouri. That town is located not far from Jefferson City as is shown in the map below. … More Teacher Griebel

Carl Kistenmacher – Fireman and Grocer

Three Kistenmacher brothers showed up in the church records of Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri in the 1880’s. All three of these Kistenmacher brothers also showed up living in the Fountain Bluff Township of Jackson County, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River, around the turn of the 20th century. One of these brothers was … More Carl Kistenmacher – Fireman and Grocer