Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection

Back in October, when we were in the midst of preparations for our Immigration Conference, I ran across a story about Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri, celebrating their 150th anniversary as a congregation.  Because of all the hubbub around here, I was unable to write a story on this blog about that anniversary.  … More Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection

A Lot of Grass Died

Normally when I see that a child was born to an original immigrant in December of 1838, I think that the baby must have been born aboard one of the ships coming across the Atlantic Ocean.  Today’s birthday girl is an exception.  She was born in New York City and her parents were already in … More A Lot of Grass Died

From New York to Perry County to Collinsville

When Holy Cross Lutheran Church began in 1848, there were five families who were involved in its organization.  Two of those five families had connections to Perry County.  Those two were the Fischer and Grass families.  Before I was done rounding up information about those two, I managed to find a few other Perry County … More From New York to Perry County to Collinsville