Aunt Clara

My Aunt Clara Schilling would have been 116 years old today.  She was born on August 7, 1902 and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was the daughter of Henry and Bertha (Mueller) Loebs who had a farm in Wittenberg.  Bertha Mueller was my grandmother, only I come by way of second husband, Emanuel Schmidt.  … More Aunt Clara

The Replica

The story I tell today fascinates me.  Maybe it does because I am making some assumptions in telling the story.  In other words, I’m making some of this stuff up based on some basic facts that can found in historical records.  It is the story of the replica of the Log Cabin College that can … More The Replica

Hardware Rudy’s

You may have done business with a company called Hardware Hank.  It’s a company based in Minnesota and is a co-op of hardware store owners similar to Ace Hardware, True Value, or Do It Best. In days gone by, you might have done business with a hardware store that very well could have been called … More Hardware Rudy’s

Forth and Back

Today’s story tells of a family that went back and forth between Perry County and St. Louis.  When I hear the term “back and forth”, I cannot but smile as I remember how our granddaughter, Kylie, once put on Grandma’s boots as shown in this photo. She than looked at my wife and said, “Grandma, … More Forth and Back

Dos Cinco de Mayos

The Grubers of Uniontown managed to marry off two of their daughters on two different May fifths……even though the date of these weddings is up for debate.  Not only that, but they both married men who were pastors.  To add to that, there was a third daughter who also married a pastor, and two of … More Dos Cinco de Mayos