Rev. Professor Schmidt

Today’s tale does not spend much time in Perry County, Missouri, but it has its beginning here. You will be viewing only one church record and two census records for the main character in today’s story that come from Missouri. This tale gives me the opportunity to discuss two themes that come out of the … More Rev. Professor Schmidt

Pastor Castor

Today would have been the 116th birthday of Henry Carmon Castor who was born on July 28, 1901.  His birthplace is not one that would be expected in a blog that focuses on Perry County, Missouri.  This boy was born in Concord, North Carolina which is located in Cabarrus County.  However, the area in which … More Pastor Castor

Holiday Music

Two things: People who know me are familiar with my rants in November about how people shouldn’t start playing Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.  Certainly it is not anywhere close to being the time to talk about holiday music, but that’s the title for today’s story, yet there is a reason for it. I have … More Holiday Music