I almost always take a quick look when I am searching for a story to see if our German Family Tree includes anyone who would be celebrating a bicentennial birthday. Every once in a while, I find one. Today is one of those days. Christiane Weber was born on June 8, 1820 in Germany, probably … More Christiane Gets 200 Candles
The main characters in today’s story are not of the variety that are normally highlighted on this blog. Because the history of East Perry County, Missouri is almost exclusively the history of a German Lutheran settlement in this area, almost all of the stories on the blog are about people of German origin. Not so … More Welcoming Non-Germans
I had to change boats in midstream today. I was leaning toward doing a story on a girl who was born on this day whose surname was Dietzfeldinger. Now how can you resist a story about a name like that? But I am going to. Instead, other local events have caused me to do a … More Charles Weber x 2
We once again have a post authored by Fred Eggers today. He is a fantastic researcher and brings us a fascinating Civil War story today. Gabriel Bronenkant was born on March 25, 1839. As far as I can determine his descendants are the only people with that surname anywhere in our area. Tracking him down … More When Gabriel Comes Marching Home!