Go West, Young Eggers Man (and Woman)

Once again, today’s post was authored by Cal Eggers.  Hang on tight!  He’s going to take you all the way to the West Coast today.       ================================================= Today would be the 153rd birthday of Herman Jacob Eggers who was born September 12, 1866, in Brazeau Township, near Altenburg, Missouri. Although his first name … More Go West, Young Eggers Man (and Woman)

Another J.G. Hemmann

Johann Gottfried Hemmann was one of the most prolific patriarchs who was part of the 1839 immigration.  He arrived in late 1839 with the Gruber Group.  He had at least 20 children with two wives (a recent discovery indicates his wife may have had another baby who died right away which also caused the death … More Another J.G. Hemmann

Rudy and Dora

Today’s couple reminds me of my aunt and uncle.  I had an Aunt Dorothy and an Uncle Rudy Schmidt.  As the title suggests, the couple I write about today were a Rudy and Dora, only their surname was Gerhardt.  Both Rudy and Dora had Perry County roots, but they managed to marry each other in … More Rudy and Dora

No Water for Coffee?

Herman Mangels was born in Farrar, Missouri on March 11, 1875.  He was the son of Johann Peter and Engel (Mahnken) Mangels.  Herman’s baptism took place at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar.  Below is his baptism record.  Apparently, this record had some problems, and someone had to make all sorts of corrections that came out … More No Water for Coffee?

Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Today, ur museum’s friend, Cal Eggers provides the second part to his blog post about two men from this area who made important contributions to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Enjoy.     ============================================ The blogs of yesterday and today were inspired by the photo and article from the November-December 2018 issue of “The Lutheran Layman.” … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

The next two days, we will be publishing two parts of a post written by one of our guest bloggers, Cal Eggers.  Cal is an outstanding researcher and has contributed to our blog in the past.  His blog posts for the next two days come at a very convenient time.  The next two days, our … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

Sons of the Pioneers

  Today’s blog post was written by Cal Eggers, and he tells the story of an Eggers.  I find it to be a fascinating story.  I think you will also.  Thanks, Cal, for your contributions to our blog.     ========================================================================= The word “pioneer” can be defined as: a person who is among the first … More Sons of the Pioneers