I began to look into a girl who was reported to be born on May 27th. I was excited to do her story for a variety of reasons. However, after gathering all sorts of information for this post, I discovered the day of birth was incorrect. I decided to write the story anyway, mainly because … More Born May 27th…Or Was It March 27th?
There have been quite a few occasions during my time volunteering at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum when events transpire that I cannot explain in any other way than calling them “Acts of God”. The circumstances of my last few days have led me to plan more than one post telling the stories that … More Acts of God – Part 1
Nicholas Guth was a quite notable resident of Perryville at one time. Let’s take a little time to look at his life. He arrived in America sometime around 1851 and after his family first were found in Illinois, they soon made their way to Perryville. In 1857, he married Henrietta Karling. This couple would have … More What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?
I am going to use today’s post to point out a big change that has taken place within the schools of America, including our Lutheran schools. I will begin by using some common words often used to initiate stories. “Once upon a time,…” Once upon a time, America’s classrooms were full of men teachers. In … More Men Teachers
I certainly had some struggles with today’s post. Even when I’m finished with this story, there will be unanswered questions. However, the story has some interesting characteristics, including the fact that there is a chance today’s main character spent time living on the property that I now own. So, here we go. Emilie Wilhelmine Neumueller … More Emilie and the Unattached
I confess again today that I do not have much time to research and write my usual type of post. I am once again playing the role of Grandpa (In my case, I am called Grumps). This time, I have the additional task of puppy-sitting for a brand new addition to our family, Moxon, the … More Buenger Siblings Birthday Shared
We will be recognizing a man today who would have been celebrating his 125th birthday had he still been alive. His name was Gottfried Adolph Telle, and he was born on August 26, 1893. He went by his middle name, Adolph, and he was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri. Adolph was the … More Nice Try, Adolph
Today would have been the 91st anniversary of Herman and Thekla. Or was it Benjamin and Onita. On their Perry County marriage license we see them as Benjamin and Onita. On a gravestone, they are Herman and Thekla. I am going to use Herman and Thekla. Not only did the names they used shift during … More Shifting Schaefers
Jokes are often made about husbands and wives who may forget each other’s birthdays. Today’s story tells about a couple that never had that problem. That is because they had the same birthday, September 11th. One of them was George Fleiss who was born on that day in 1889, and the other was Lena Angerman … More Unforgettable Birthdays
I was attracted to today’s story because of the names involved. One is very short; the other is not. The short name is Ude, a surname that could be found in the New Wells area for a short time in the late 1800’s. The name that is not so short is Schaumloeffel. This name also … More A Bucket of Beer with Minnie, Music, and Math