Easter Hill

I know this is going to be quite a literary stretch, but I am always on the lookout for a play on words, and I could not resist sharing this one on this Easter Sunday.  A marriage took place on April 21, 1892, and one of the participants was a Bodenschatz.  Google Translate tells me … More Easter Hill

Research Rock Stars

It is a week of getting interesting visitors here at our museum.  Yesterday’s post referred to our friends, the Wittenberg Cousins.  Today, we have two ladies in our midst who I refer to as rock stars of Perry County family research.  Their names are Lori Adams and Diane Anderson.  If any of you spend any … More Research Rock Stars

Gust and Tillie

One hundred twenty-nine years ago today, Sarah Mathilda Poppitz, known as Tillie, was born.  She was baptized eleven days later on Reformation Day in 1888.  Tillie’s parents were Carl Ferdinand and Ernstine (Oehlert) Poppitz.  She was the fourth child born into this family.  Unfortunately, two of those children died at very young ages.  Amazingly, one … More Gust and Tillie

Such a Tragic Story

June 3, 1895 was a wonderful day for Carolina Weis.  It was her wedding day.  She married Friedrich Zerbst in Jacob, Illinois.  It was a day to celebrate.  However, Carolina’s life would be one which was visited by tragedy on several occasions. Carolina was the daughter of Gustav and Anna (Weseloh) Weis.  August was a … More Such a Tragic Story