Otto, An Ahrens Boy

He may not have been an errands boy, but this Ahrens boy certainly was involved in several types of occupations during his lifetime.  And although his life began in Perry County, Missouri, he lived in a few other locations over the years.  I will tell his tale today. Otto Gottfried Heinrich Ahrens was born on … More Otto, An Ahrens Boy

Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

I call it an “act of God”.  Just a day or so ago, I received a message from a man with the surname Rathjen, who asked about his family’s connection to the Miesner family mentioned in the story, Perry County Percolating into Coffeyville.  This gentleman expressed an interest in finding out more about his family’s … More Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Ida and Charley

Karl Gottlob Fritsche would have been 126 years old today.  He was born on December 3,  1892, and baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois. He was the son of Robert and Magdalene (Darnstaedt) Fritsche.  This is his baptism record.  It stretches out over two pages, so I had to make two images. Carl … More Ida and Charley